City Auditor's Office

The City Auditor's Office was created in November 1979 by a special act of the legislature. As provided by the Gainesville City Charter, the City Auditor is appointed by and reports directly to the City Commission. Resolution 150127 establishes the City Auditor's responsibilities and administrative procedures. An Audit and Finance Committee consisting of the Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem provides oversight of activities.

The City Auditor's Office is located in City Hall (suite 211), which is located at 200 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601.  Beginning August 14, 2017, our open office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

To utilize our Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline, call 1-844-818-2492 or visit

Our Mission

To promote honest, efficient, effective, transparent and fully accountable government.

Our Values

  • - Serving the public interest
  • - Integrity
  • - Objectivity
  • - Independence
  • - Professional judgment
  • - Quality
  • - Accountability

Our Operational Goals

  • - Performing an independent, objective and comprehensive auditing program of city operations, programs and activities.
  • - Actively working with appointed officials in identifying risks, evaluating controls and making recommendations that promote efficient and effective delivery of city services.
  • - Advancing accountability to the public and the City Commission through the provision of assurance and advisory services.
  • - Maintaining a professional work environment that attracts and retains talented, dedicated and experienced staff who consistently act with integrity and are committed to improving city services, accountability and transparency.

Our Objectives

In order to achieve our mission and goals, we focus on the following objectives:

  • - Conducting performance and financial audits of programs and activities in accordance with Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States.
  • - Issuing audit reports that effectively meet the needs of users and communicate actionable, value-added recommendations in a clear, concise and constructive manner.
  • - Examining the reliability and integrity of financial and operating information.
  • - Examining processes to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, policies and procedures which have a significant impact on operations and reports.
  • - Reviewing the means of safeguarding assets and verifying the existence of such assets.
  • - Appraising the economy and efficiency of which resources are employed.
  • - Reviewing programs to ascertain whether results are consistent with established objectives.
  • - Determining whether programs and services are equally accessible by all citizens. 

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing. Thank you.

City Auditor

Department Head:
Virginia Bigbie
Phone: 352-334-5020