The County Auditor's primary responsibility is to over see financial record-keeping for the county and to assure that all expenditures comply with the county budget. By law, the County Auditor has continuous access to all books and financial records, and conducts detailed reviews of all county financial operations.
The County Auditor is appointed by the District Judge, and operates independently of the Commissioners Court. While the Commissioners Court is the budgeting body in Burnet County, both the County Auditor and Commissioners Court are required by law to approve or reject claims for disbursement of county funds. The County Auditor has general oversight of the books and records of all county officials and is charged with strictly enforcing laws governing county finances.
Visit the Burnet County Financial Transparency page for more information.