Outgoing Fiscal Officers
Transitioning Out of Office
Many outgoing fiscal officers are statutorily required to complete a Certificate of Transition to facilitate the transition of power to the incoming fiscal officer. This certifies that the incoming fiscal officer has received the assets and information necessary to perform their duties.
If you are a new fiscal officer, you are strongly encouraged to prepare a new Certificate as soon as possible and update it consistently for as long as you hold the position. To determine whether your office is required to complete a Certificate of Transition, refer to ORC §5705.01(D)
Certificates of Transition are required by ORC §117.171 and must be completed and delivered before an outgoing fiscal officer's final day in the position.
- Passing the Torch A Fiscal Officer’s Final Responsibility Before Leaving Office (pdf)
- The latest from the Auditor about fiscal officer transitions: Certificate of Transition Bulletin (pdf)
- If you have a problem or concern, fill out this Certificate of Transition Complaint and Inquiry form.
- Certificate of Transition FAQ (pdf)
Download the applicable template(s) to fill out and leave for the next fiscal officer.