Finance Department

The Finance Department provides Washington County with centralized financial management and reporting through payroll and accounting systems.  

Purchasing is a division of Finance and is responsible for monitoring, supervising, and coordinating the purchasing functions of the County.

Budgets are approved by the County Board annually in November and for the January through December fiscal year.

2020 Budget
2020 Budget-in-Brief
2019 Budget
2019 Budget-in-Brief
2018 Budget
2017 Budget
2016 Budget

The County operates on a calendar year and our annual financial report is normally available in July. Information on the County's federal and state awards can be found on the Federal Audit Clearinghouse:

*NEW* Popular Annual Financial Report for December 31, 2018

December 31, 2018 CAFR
Report on Federal and State Awards - December 31, 2018

December 31, 2017 CAFR
Report on Federal and State Awards - December 31, 2017

December 31, 2016 CAFR

December 31, 2015 CAFR

December 31, 2014 CAFR

December 31, 2013 CAFR

December 31, 2012 CAFR

December 31, 2011 CAFR

December 31, 2010 CAFR


In conjunction with best practices and in response to ACH fraud schemes, Washington County, WI does not provide the ACH sign-up form online. Please email us to request one at

Please complete all information requested on the form. The accuracy of the information provided is very important. Please confirm the information with your financial institution.

The form authorizes Washington County to process your payment via ACH. If the County finds it necessary, we may also initiate debit entries and/or adjustments for any credit entries made in error. Debit entries and adjustments will be performed with prior notice to payee.

FAQ - ACH Authorization and Payments (PDF)

These instructions relate to the ACH process for Washington County, Wisconsin vendors and cannot be used for Washington County Employees payroll direct deposit sign-up/changes.