Edward A. Dion
County Auditor CPA, CIO
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
El Paso County Auditor's Office
County Administrative Offices
800 E. Overland, Room 406 (map)
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone (915) 546-2040
Fax (915) 546-8172
- Mission Statement
- To provide timely, accurate and meaningful financial information on the fiscal affairs of county government, provide ancillary support to the Commissioners Court, officials, department heads and the public with the highest level of professionalism, integrity with emphasis on financial accountability for the use of public funds while fulfilling statutory authority and responsibilities conferred on the County Auditor--by means of oversight, access, prescript measures and verification.
- Create and maintain an environment of sound fiscal management and efficient financial operations at all levels of county government, through aggressive ancillary support, increased interactive collaboration and communication to assure efficient collection and reporting of revenues and legal compliance with budget expenditures.
- The County Auditor has established strategic goals:
- - To promote and maintain responsible fiscal policies and financial stewardship for the county as a whole;
- - To assure reliability of financial data, safeguard county assets and preserve the county's financial resources;
- - To strive for high quality and user friendly management information systems for internal and external users, and
- - To ensure effective and efficient administration of financial functions, which support the county auditor's office, elected officials, departments, and county government as a whole.
- Financial Transparency
- El Paso County is committed to providing transparency on financial information to the public. By doing so, it affords the public the opportunity to view and question how their taxpayer dollars are being spent. The auditor's office provides the following:
- - Budget: The budget serves as the financial plan for the county as it provides information on actual and projected revenues and past and future spending.
- - Financial Reports: The financial report demonstrates how well the county is managing the proposed budget and financial plan.
- - Deposits and Disbursements Register:
This register is a listing of revenues and expenditures displaying
the date, amount, and payer or payee.
- - Raw Format Budget: Countywide budget information for Fiscal Year 2011.
- - Utility Costs: The utility costs and consumption are shown for electricity, water, and gas used by the county.
- By displaying the county spending and providing access to those numbers we ensure greater accountability to the public.
- Procedures to Obtain Public Information. Texas Government Code, Chapter 552, gives you the right to access county financial records. All financial information is presumed to be available to the public. Certain exceptions may apply to the disclosure of the information. The El Paso County Auditorís Office shall promptly release requested information that is not confidential by law, either constitutional, statutory, or by judicial decision, or information for which an exception to disclosure has not been sought. If a request cannot be produced within 10 business days, the County Auditorís Office will notify the requestor in writing of the reasonable date and time when it will be available.
- Charges to the requestor: A person can ask to view the information, receive copies of the information or both. The County Auditorís Office will assess copying and/or compiling fees based on the fee schedule set out by the State. If charges should occur, the County Auditorís Office will send an itemized estimate and ask for a response in writing and/or payment within 10 business days, verifying that the requestor accepts, modifies, or denies the cost being charged.
- Responsibility of the Requestor: Any person who requests public information has the responsibility to:
- - Submit a written request by mail or in person to:
El Paso County Auditor
County Administrative Offices
800 East Overland, Suite 406
El Paso, TX 79938
- - Submit a request by fax: (915)546-8172
- - Submit a request by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- - Please label correspondence as Public Information Act request.
- - Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the County Auditorís Office to accurately identify and locate the information requested.
- - Cooperate with the County Auditorís Office to make reasonable efforts to clarify the type or amount of information requested.