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Welcome to Stanislaus County's Auditor-Controller's Office
Welcome to Stanislaus County's Auditor-Controller's Office
Welcome to Stanislaus County's Auditor-Controller's Office
Welcome to Stanislaus County's Auditor-Controller's Office
Welcome to Stanislaus County's Auditor-Controller's Office
Welcome to Stanislaus County's Auditor-Controller's Office

Address:

1010 10th Street
Modesto, CA 95354
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Phone: (209) 525-6398

Fax: (209) 525-7507

Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm
Closed Weekends & Holidays

History

Keeley

Stanislaus was part of Tuolumne County until 1854, divided to make two counties. In 1860, a triangular portion of San Joaquin County was annexed to Stanislaus County. Stanislaus had 4 different county seats before Modesto became the permanent site in 1871. In 1854, Adamsville became the first county seat and later that year moved to Empire City. In 1855, the county seat moved to La Grange which lasted until 1862, once again moved, this time to Knights Ferry.

The Stanislaus County Auditor's Office was combined with the Clerk and Recorder's Office in the early history of the county. In 1875, the Recorder was ex-officio Auditor and these offices remained combined until 1915. It is interesting to note that most County offices were appointive for a two-year term until 1879, when the records of the County Clerk's Office indicate the first election for Recorder-Ex_Officio Auditor was held. Listed below are the auditors of record in Stanislaus County:


Office Name Date
Clerk, Auditor and Recorder R. McGarvey 1854 - 1857
W. D. McDaniels 1858 - 1859
T. A. Leggett 1860 - 1861
A. B. Anderson 1862 - 1863
John Reedy 1864 - 1865
A. Howell 1866 - 1867
Thomas E. Hughes 1868 - 1869
L. B. Walthall 1870 - 1871
George C. Branch 1872 - 1874
L. C. Branch 1875
Auditor and Recorder B. G. Weir 1876 - 1877
John Mc Coy 1878 - 1884
B. C. Weir 1885 - 1888
M. J. Sorensen 1889 - 1894
Charles A. Post 1895 - 1898
Charles D Swan 1899 - 1902
H. C. Keeley (pictured above) 1903 - 1914
Auditor H. C. Keeley 1915 - 1934
John G. Hazard 1935 - June 1953
Auditor-Controller Steve Hossli July 1953 - 1966
Robert E. Hubbard 1967 - 1982
Jack E. Newell 1983 - 1985
Wallace G. Morrow 1985 - March 1989
Byron E. Bystrom April 1989 - March 2001
Larry Haugh April 2001 - December 2010
Lauren Klein January 2011

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