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Welcome to the Athens County Auditor’s official website.


Athens County Auditor Jill Thompson is the Chief Fiscal Officer, Chief Assessor, and Sealer of Weights and Measures.

As Chief Fiscal Officer, she is responsible to account for the money received each year by the county and to issue warrants for payment of the county’s obligations, including the distribution of funds to the townships, villages, cities, school districts, county agencies and the library systems. The Auditor serves as the paymaster for all county employees, agencies and departments. The Auditor’s Finance Division serves as the watchdog over all county funds and maintains the official records of all receipts, disbursements and fund balances.

Auditor Thompson’s office prepares the County’s Annual Financial Report (CAFR) as required by law. In addition, she established the first Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) for Athens County in 2004, which is specifically designed to be readily accessible and easily understandable to the public and other interested parties without a background in public finance.

As Chief Assessor, Auditor Thompson is charged with determining property values for taxing purposes and transferring real property deeds. As sealer of weights and measures, the auditor is responsible for the testing and certifying various commercial measuring devices to be accurate. 

Additionally, the Auditor serves as Administrator of the county’s data processing center and Secretary to the Data Processing Board, secretary to both the Board of Revision and Budget Commission. Other duties include issuing dog licenses, certifying tax rates, administering various tax reduction programs and maintaining the county’s tax map and Coordinator for the county’s Geographic Information System (GIS).


Thank you for visiting our site. If you need any additional information about the Auditor’s office and its services, please click on the appropriate tabs and links or feel free to email me with any questions or concerns.


Jill Thompson
Athens County Auditor




Auditor's Office
15 S. Court Street,
Room 330
Athens, OH 45701-2896
Mon - Fri 8:00am - 4:00pm
T: 740-592-3223