Checks & Balances: Your Guide to County Finances, also called the Popular Annual Financial Report or PAFR, is a user-friendly tool that helps residents understand how their tax dollars are managed and spent.

This easy-to-read guide, produced annually by the Clerk & Comptroller’s office, highlights important financial information and issues affecting the County’s financial health. It contains condensed and simplified information mostly from the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, or CAFR, which is compiled at the end of each fiscal year.

Financial Reporting Recognition

The Clerk & Comptroller’s office consistently receives recognition for excellence in financial reporting. The annual Checks & Balances guide has earned numerous awards, including the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, a supporting document for this guide, is also award-winning. The publication has earned the GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting each year since 1989.

Find out more about awards received by our office.

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