ORANGE COUNTY, CA – The Orange County Auditor-Controller’s office has released this year’s Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR), also known as the Citizen’s Report, a summary guide to the in-depth County Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The PAFR summarizes key aspects of the CAFR in layman’s terms and is designed specifically to help taxpayers understand the larger and more complex report on County financial data. Both reports reflect information from the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year which began on July 1, 2018 and ended on June 30, 2019. 

Each year the Auditor-Controller’s office chooses a County agency to highlight as part of the report’s theme; this year the report features OC Waste & Recycling and the many exciting new initiatives the agency has recently undertaken. 

“I am pleased to present this year’s Citizen Report to our taxpayers,” said Orange County Auditor-Controller Frank Davies. “I hope that this report will help everyone understand our complex County finances in a simple and attractive format.” 

Last year’s report received the award for outstanding achievement in popular annual financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the 16th consecutive year since the inception of the report. 

To download a copy of this year’s PAFR or view the report online, click here or go to A hard copy of the report is available upon request at


The Orange County Auditor-Controller’s office and its 400+ employees work to ensure the County operates financially responsibly and effectively. Duties including payroll for over 18,000 County employees, general accounting services, property tax allocation, budget control and financial reporting are just a few of the mandated responsibilities of the office.