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Welcome to the State of Michigan, Office of the Auditor General (OAG) website.  We created this site to provide citizens, legislative members, and other stakeholders with information regarding Michigan's government operations.

Although initially created in 1836 as an elected office, the Auditor General is now appointed by a majority vote of the legislative members to serve an eight year term, as prescribed by the Michigan Constitution of 1963.  The Constitution and other statutes provide the Auditor General with the authority to conduct post financial and performance audits of all branches, departments, offices, boards, authorities, and other institutions.  The OAG fulfills these mandates by directly conducting or contracting for audits executed in accordance with professional accounting and auditing standards.  The resulting reports are public documents.

I hope that you find our website useful, but if you are not able to locate the information that you seek, please use the Contact tab to reach a specific individual or call (517) 334-8050.

Thank you for visiting our website.  We appreciate your interest and welcome your comments.

Doug Ringler
Auditor General

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Constitutional Authority

The auditor general shall conduct post audits of financial transactions and accounts of the state and of all branches, departments, offices, boards, commissions, agencies, authorities and institutions of the state established by this constitution or by law, and performance post audits thereof.
– Article IV, Section 53 of the Michigan Constitution

Auditor General

Doug Ringler, C.P.A., C.I.A.
Auditor General

201 N. Washington Square, 6th Floor
Lansing, Michigan 48913
Phone (517) 334-8050
Fax (517) 334-8079