The County budget contains information about how the County and its finances are organized. The budget sets the guideline for how much the County, as well as individual departments, are allowed to spend, and how much revenue they anticipate receiving over the course of a year.
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
The County submits its CAFR to the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) to participate in its Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting program. The certificate awarded for the prior year is present in the current CAFR. The CAFR goes above and beyond the level of reporting required by the State of Washington and contains additional useful financial and statistical information.