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Charity A. RauschenbergHancock County Auditor

Charity A. Rauschenberg

Hancock County Auditor

Hancock County Auditor
Charity A. Rauschenberg

Hancock County Courthouse
300 South Main Street
Room 21 & Room 22
Findlay, Ohio 45840

Phone: (419) 424-7015
Fax: (419) 424-7825

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Hancock County was subjected to severe weather on March 14, 2024, and most likely will continue to be threatened with unfavorable weather conditions throughout the year.  An application for damaged property is available for property owners to submit to the Auditor's Office for possible reduction of value.

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.

As Auditor of Hancock County, I am pleased to present the County’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) for the year ended December 31, 2022. 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 2022 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.

2023 Hancock County dog tags are currently on sale until November 30, 2023. Please click here for more information.

2024 Hancock County dog tags will be on sale from December 1, 2023 through January 31st, 2024.

Hancock County Auditor, Charity Rauschenberg, receives the Ohio State Auditor Award with Distinction for 2022 Financials

2022 Award

Starting Left: Keith Faber - Ohio State Auditor, Adam Witteman - Fiscal Services Administrator,
Charity Rauschenberg - Hancock County Auditor, Kim Boudrie - Budgetary Accountant,
Kristen Stover - Lead A/P Clerk, Rhonda Switzer - Payroll Administrator

2022 Award

Starting Left: Alec Helms - Asst. Clerk (Commissioners Office), Christine Carrigan - Asst. Clerk (Commissioners Office),
William Bateson - Commissioner, Lori Brodie - Representative of Ohio State Auditor Keith Faber,
Adam Witteman - Fiscal Services Administrator, Charity Rauschenberg - Hancock County Auditor,
Kim Boudrie - Budgetary Accountant, Lynn Taylor - Head Clerk (Commissioners Office),
Timothy Bechtol - Commissioner, Rhonda Switzer - Payroll Administrator,
Michael Pepple - Commissioner, Kristen Stover - Lead A/P Clerk

For fiscal year ended 2022 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
    • - Reconciliation
    • - 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

Milestones Acknowledged

Auditor Charity Rauschenberg was recently given a 30 year service award by Common Pleas Judge Jonathan Starn. Auditor Charity Rauschenberg started with the Auditor’s office in 1994 and was first elected Auditor in 2004.Long time employees of the Auditor’s office were recognized for their years of service. D. Jonathan Opperman for 40 Years of Service, Auditor Charity A. Rauschenberg for 30 Years of Service, and Jeffery B. Hoff for 35 Years of Service. Congratulations!!



CAUV Renewal Applications have been mailed and are due on or before March 4, 2024.  All New/Initial CAUV Applications are due with a $25 application fee on or before March 4, 2024.  Please return these completed forms as soon as possible.