Washington State Auditor Citizen Hotline

What does the Citizen Hotline do?

Citizens and government employees alike can report problems such as the misuse of government property or the waste of tax-payer money. Your complaint can deal with local and state government, employees and contractors, money and activities. 

You can also tell us about outstanding achievements or a particularly well-run program, and send us your suggestions for ways to improve efficiency. 

To file a Citizen Hotline submission online, please visit the Citizen Hotline webpage.

We review all Citizen Hotline submissions received, and assess each one before deciding how to proceed. Citizen Hotline submissions can be made anonymously. However, if you opt to tell us your name and how to reach you, it can help us follow up with the complaint, and we can tell you our conclusions.

Washingtonians also have a direct line to the State Auditor's Office (SAO), through the toll-free Citizen Hotline at 866-902-3900.

For more information, visit the SAO website.