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The office of the County Auditor is a statutory, appointed position charged with general oversight of the financial operations of the County.  The county Auditor is appointed to a two-year term of office by the District Judges in the County.

 The duties of the County Auditor include: internal auditing, accounting, financial reporting, accounts payable and payroll processing, budgetary control, debt management and other financial duties.  All these duties are established under the primary statutory responsibility of the County Auditor, which is to insure that the laws regarding County finances are strictly enforced.  In addition to primary statutory responsibilities stated above, responsibilities also include purchasing and competitive bidding.

  The Government Finance Officers Association awarded the Anderson County Auditor's Office the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting consecutively since 2011.  The Certificate of Achievement is a prestigious national award recognizing conformance with the highest standards for preparation of state and local government financial reports.


County Auditor:    Karin Smith Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle Platinum Member

Request for information may be sent to:
 703 N. Mallard St., Ste 110 
Palestine, Texas 75801

Phone (903) 723-7401 
Fax    (903) 723-7808

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Office Hours: 8am -5pm

Debt Transparency Pledge


Financial Documents:
      Adopted Budgets
      Annual Financial Reports
      Check Registers
      Utility Bills
      Debt Obligations


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