Our primary duty is to oversee financial record-keeping for the
county and to assure that all expenditures comply with the county
budget. The County Auditor, by law, has continuous access to all books
and financial records and conducts detailed reviews of all county
The office of County Auditor is neither created by nor under the
hierarchical control of the administrative body – the Commissioners
Court. While Commissioners Court is the Bugeting body in county
government, both the County Auditor and Commissioners Court are
required, by law, to approve or reject claims for disbursement of county
funds. The integrity of county financial administration is entrusted to
a dual control system of “checks and balances.”
The County Auditor has general oversight of all the books and records
of all county officials and is charged with strictly enforcing laws
governing county finances. Coryell County is proud to have received –
for the fourth year in a row – the State Comptrollers Texas Comptrollers Leadership Circle Multiple Year Gold Certification for meeting the requirements of government transparency.
Read more about Government Transparency at TexasTransparency.org.
We are continually challenging ourselves to continuously re-examine,
refine, and improve procedures and priorities to maximize the counties
resources and to meet statutory responsibilities and County objectives.