Welcome to the Hancock County Auditor Homepage
It is my pleasure to serve as Auditor of Hancock County, Ohio. As Auditor I serve as the County's Chief Fiscal Officer, Chief Assessor, Chief Payroll Officer, and Sealer of Weights and Measures. As fiscal officer, the auditor is responsible for maintaining county financial records, issuing warrants (checks) for payment of county obligations and preparing the County's Annual Financial Report (ACFR). As assessor, the auditor determines property values for taxing purposes and transferring real property deeds. And, as sealer of weights and measures, the auditor tests and certifies the accuracy of various commercial measuring devices, such as gasoline pumps, to ensure consumer protection.
Hancock County's 2022 Appropriations (expenses) are available for public viewing. This working document is provided in a clear, concise format which is reader-friendly.
As Auditor of Hancock County, I am pleased to present the County’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) for the year ended December 31, 2021. This report conforms to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP) and provides full and complete disclosure of the financial position and operations of the County. Click here to view the 2021 ACFR
The Hancock County Budget Commission will meet each Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in the Auditor's Office in the Courthouse if deemed necessary.
Hancock County Auditor Charity Rauschenberg, CPA, has announced that tentative property values for the 2022 Reappraisal will be available for review on September 20, 2022. The new property values will be displayed on the Hancock County Auditor’s
website at regis.co.hancock.oh.us.
Auditor Rauschenberg is offering Informal Value Review appointments by phone or in-person to provide taxpayers the opportunity to review and have questions answered regarding their new property valuations.
Appraisers will be available for an informal value review at the Hancock County Courthouse for the week of September 26th – 30th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Appointments may be made for evening hours on Wednesday
and Thursday, September 28th and 29th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Appointments can be made by clicking the link below or by calling the Hancock Auditor’s office at (419) 424-7015 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Click to sign up to meet or speak with an appraiser. Once you've selected your day/time slot, scroll to the bottom and click "Submit and Sign Up". Complete a few details, then click "Sign Up".
Hancock County Auditor, Charity Rauschenberg, receives the Ohio State Auditor Award with Distinction for 2021 Financials
Front Row; Charity Rauschenberg- Hancock County Auditor, Lori Brodie, Representative of Ohio State Auditor Keith Faber
Middle Row; Kristen Stover-Deputy Clerk, Bryce Dysert- Deputy Clerk
Back Row; Adam Witteman- Fiscal Services Administrator , Kim Boudrie- Fiscal Accounting, Rhonda Switzer- Payroll Administrator
For fiscal year ended 2021 Hancock County received the award by meeting the following criteria of a “clean” audit report:
- The entity filed timely financial reports with the Auditor of State’s office in accordance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles);
- The audit report did not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Single Audit findings or questioned costs;
- The entity’s management letter contained no comments related to:
- Ethics referrals
- Questioned costs less than $10,000
- Lack of timely report submission
- Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit
- Findings for recovery less than $100
- Public meetings or public records
- The entity had no other financial or other concerns