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The City Auditor investigates any suspected unlawful or wasteful act impacting the City of Colorado Springs government, or its departments, employees, officials, operations, or enterprises*.


Other Fraud Reporting Resources

The City Auditors Office does not investigate the following types of fraud. Please see below for helpful resources and to report incidents to the proper authorities.

About the City Auditor's Office

The City Auditor's Office conducts independent and objective audits, investigations and reviews to evaluate the City of Colorado Springs' financial and operational processes for effectiveness and efficiency, to ensure compliance with governmental regulations, and to detect and prevent fraud, waste and abuse of taxpayer funds. They provide recommendations for improvements to City Council, Utilities Board, management, and employees.

The City Auditor and staff conducting investigations are Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE). To read more about how the auditor conducts investigations, read the Fraud Prevention and Detection Policy.


*Enterprise: A City entity that pays for its costs of operations, predominantly from user fees, and does not generally receive support from taxpayer funds.  City enterprises include COS Airport, Cemetery Enterprise, Development Review Enterprise, Golf Enterprise, Memorial Health System, Parking System Enterprise, Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, Stormwater Enterprise.