Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How can I find a specific audit report on this web site?

A: RECENT REPORTS: The latest audit reports we have posted are listed on the right side under Recent Reports of our Home page. If the report you are looking for is not displayed here, click the “More Reports ...” button to see a list of reports in reverse chronological order.

A: SEARCH FUNCTION: If you are interested in a report on a specific agency, institution or issue, you can use the Search function in the upper right-hand corner of the page. Just enter a keyword in the search box and choose the “ Reports ” radio button. Then click the “Go” button. A list of audits and reviews that contain your keyword will be displayed. The "Advanced Search" (blue) button allows you to search by a particular agency, county, or issue.

A: BROWSE BY AUDIT TYPE OR OSA DIVISION: Scroll over the words “Audits/Reviews” in the navigation bar to reveal the drop down menu. From that menu, click on the audit type or OSA Division that best describes the report (e.g., Investigative). A complete list of audits and reviews will be displayed according to audit type or OSA Division.

A: BROWSE BY COUNTY: Select "Report Search" located at the bottom of the Home page to find a report by county or OSA division. click on the county you are interested in to see all audit reports or filter by type of audit to narrow the search results.

Q. How do I submit a tip to the State Auditor’s confidential Hotline?

A: Select the phone icon or State Auditor Hotline link on the Home page and it will take you to the various ways to report Fraud, Waste, or Abuse

A: PHONE: Call 1-800-730-TIPS (8477)

A: EMAIL: Send an email to

A: HOTLINE APP: Download app to report Fraud,Waste, or Abuse for iPhone or Droid devices by clicking the State Auditor's Hotline link on the Home page.

Q. How do I navigate this site?

A: The Home Page has multiple links that will allow you to navigate the site easily with one click. Using the accordion window on the right side of the home page, you can click once to see Recent Reports, In the News, Join Our Team and Contact Us. There are also direct icon links on the home page for State Auditor Hotline, Get Reports Instantly, and Report search.

A: As you move your cursor over the words in the top horizontal navigation bar, drop-down choices will appear for each button showing all the information available in that section. Clicking on a choice in the drop-down list will take you directly to it. The top horizontal navigation bar is available on each page in the site. When you request information like an audit report, a new window will open on the web page displaying that information. You can maximize that window to read a report, then close the window when you are finished to return to the web page.

Q: Where can I find the Statewide Financial Statement and Single Audit?

A: To access the Statewide Financial Statement and the Single Audit go to the “Audits/Reviews” heading on the navigation bar and scroll over the word “Financial.” A submenu will appear to the right. Click either Statewide Financial Statement or Single Audit to read the reports.

Q: Where can I find audits of Smart Start organizations that used to be listed on these pages?

A: The North Carolina Partnership for Children assumed responsibility for audits of Smart Start organizations on July 1, 2009. Audits and other information on Smart Start operations is now available through the Partnership.

Q: Can you notify me when an audit report in which I am interested is posted to the web?

A: Yes, we can, if you are signed up to receive email notifications. Simply click on the envelope icon above "Get reports Instantly" on the Home page and subscribe. Enter your email address, password and first and last name in provided boxes and click the "Register this new user". Once that is done, you fill out a subscription form telling us what specific agency, issue, county or type of audit report you want to know about. When a report is posted that fits your subscription request, you will receive an email notifying you the report is available. The email includes a live link to the report on our web site.

Q: How much does an email notification subscription cost?

A: There is no charge for a subscription. All the information on this web site is public information, and there is no charge for its use.

Q: How will I know if my email notification subscription has been successful?

A: Once you have registered and completed the subscription form, you will get an automated email listing all of your subscription choices.

Q: Can I change my subscription choices later?

A: Yes. Select "Receive Reports" on the horizontal navigation bar and choose "Change Which Reports I Receive." You will be prompted to login with your email and password and then will be able to change your subscription choices.

Q: Can I change information in my email subscription Registration, like my email address or password?

A: Yes. You will need to select "Receive Reports" on the horizontal bar and choose "Change my name/Email or Unsubscribe" option. you will need to logon with your old password and change your profile from the page after the logon. This gives you the option of changing all of your personal information including your password.

Q: How can I download reports?

A: Audit reports are posted in Adobe .pdf format. This allows you to download them to your computer or print them out. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view reports.  You can download the latest version of Acrobat Reader by clicking the link here:

Q: How can I best view this web site?

A: This site is best viewed using Internet Explorer 10 (or newer), Mozilla Firefox 27.0 (or newer) or Chrome version 34 (or newer) at 800 x 600 screen resolution.