The Auditor’s Office newsletter began in January 2012 and I am excited to continue this publication as your new Kitsap County Auditor. One of our top priorities for 2015 is to better serve our customers by continuing to improve processes in the Elections, Financial Services, Licensing, and Recording Divisions.
Special Election on April 28 for voters in the Central
Kitsap Fire, and South Kitsap Fire districts.
Candidate filing is right around the corner, beginning
May 11. Information about the upcoming local election and candidate filing
is available on our
In February, our Financial Services Division received national awards on behalf of Kitsap County for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, and Popular Annual Financial Report. These awards are received by only 16 percent and 2 percent of counties nationwide respectively.
Progress has been made in the number of county vendors using direct deposit payments reducing the number of checks printed and mailed by 11 percent since the beginning of the year. We are on our way to reaching our goal of reducing paper warrants by 50 percent by year end.
Our license transactions have increased by 10 percent since the beginning of 2015 and online license renewal requests at our sub-agencies increased by 50 percent.
New policies were implemented to track electronic recordings to meet our goal of processing all e-recordings we receive within 30 minutes. Our average last month was 19 minutes. Additionally, all e-recordings received by 4:30 p.m. are processed before we leave at the end of the day.