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Office of the State Auditor

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Identifier: US-MeSA-27


  • Creation: 1883 -


Biographical / Historical

The Office of the State Auditor originated in 1883 with the establishment of a three-member Committee to examine accounts of the State Treasurer. In 1907, the Committee was replaced by a State Auditor. In 1931, the Department of Audit was created under the administrative direction of the State Auditor who is elected by joint ballot of the Legislature for a term of four years. In 1987, this office assumed responsibility for conducting the State of Maine's annual Single Audit in accordance with the Single Audit Act. In 1992 the position of Fiscal Administrator of the Unorganized Territory was officially added. On October 9, 2013 the name of the Department of Audit changed to the Office of the State Auditor.

The Office of the State Auditor has the authority to audit all accounts and other financial records of State Government and its departments or agencies, including the judiciary, with the exception of the Governor's Expense Account. It has the authority to audit counties, municipalities, and any organization, institution or other entity receiving or requesting an appropriation or grant from State Government. The State Auditor is required to publish an annual report.


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Custodial History

The Maine State Archives holds the Maine State Government’s records of historical value. Records are transferred by state agencies to the Archives based on schedules set up by the records management system. These schedules describe the type of records created by the agencies and for how long they should be kept. (MRS Title 5, chapter 6, section 95-C)

Linked below are the general schedules which apply to all departments. Department-specific schedules, if any, are also included. Only current (most recent or active schedules) are included in these lists. Material may have come in under prior versions of the schedule with different descriptions or time periods. 

Office of the State Auditor - Agency Specific Schedules (pdf)

General Schedules

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Repository Details

Part of the Maine State Archives Repository

84 State House Station
Augusta Maine 04333