Quadrennial Audits

Highlights of the Quadrennial Audits

  • A City Charter Amendment approved in November 2012 requires that the City of Baltimore’s 13 Principal Agencies have an audit conducted at least once every 4- year term of the Mayor and City Council.
  • The Audit must be undertaken in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards and includes a financial and performance audit of the preceding 4 years.
  • The Audits shall be conducted by the City of Baltimore Department of Audits or a certified public accountant firm.  
  • The Department of Finance is responsible for the administration and contract management of the Audits. 

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