Welcome to Imperial County's

Auditor-Controller Department

Welcome to our homepage. This page gives us an opportunity to provide you with financial information about your local government. We are always interested in answering questions in regard to the financial operations of the County. 


Maintain the financial integrity of the County of Imperial by providing oversight of county fiscal management. Provide the independent allocation of property taxes to the county, school districts, cities, special districts and redevelopment agencies.

Principles and Values

The Auditor-Controller is dedicated to act in a way that will serve the public interest, honor the public trust and demonstrate a commitment to professionalism.

To achieve these goals, we pledge to:

  • Perform all duties with integrity and honesty;
  • Remain independent, objective and accountable to the public for our actions;
  • Be prompt, careful and thorough when rendering our services to the public, other County departments, special districts and other governmental agencies;
  • Maintain an effective financial accounting and reporting system that will communicate information to the public in an accurate and timely manner;
  • Continuously seek ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our processes and to assist other county departments to do the same;
  • Hire, train, motivate and retain the highest quality work force in a non-discriminatory manner;
  • Continuously strive to be deserving of the trust placed in us by the county's residents.

Background Information

The Auditor-Controller performs duties under the legal authority in the California Government Code, principally those sections beginning with 26880 and 26900. The Auditor-Controller's Office provides a broad range of financial auditing and accounting services to all county departments, agencies and districts whose funds are kept in the county treasury. The department is organized into four basic functions as follows:


The Administrative Section directs the planning and implementation of programs required to provide quality service to county departments and other agencies as required by law. The staff oversees the operation of the auditor-controller department and participates in the administrative function of the county through interface with the County Administrators Office.



The General Accounting Section provides financial services to the public, County Departments and other government agencies. These services include: maintaining budgetary control of various funds and performing payroll functions, paying financial claims against the county.


The Audit Section conducts audits of county departments, special districts, federal grants and state grants. The special district and grant audits are either revenue producing or mandated by law. Audits of county departments are conducted when mandated, requested by the Board of Supervisors, requested by the department, or as a part of the audit program developed by the Auditor-Controller's Office.


Property Tax

The Property Tax Section is responsible for preparing the county-wide property tax levy. This levy creates the property tax bills that the Tax Collector mails to property owners annually. After the Tax Collector receives payment from property owners, the Property Tax Section is responsible for distributing the tax proceeds to all government agencies, cities, schools, special districts and the county.

Contact Information

Auditor-Controller Department

940 W. Main Street, Suite 108

El Centro, CA 92243
(442) 265-1299

Karina B. Alvarez, CPA


(442) 265-1299

Edith Anaya

Assistant Auditor-Controller

(442) 265-1279

Melissa Caloca

General Accounting Manager

(442) 265-1291

Lorreline Castillo

Property Tax Manager

(442) 265-1276

Taryn Downs

Audits & Systems Manager

(442) 265-1287

Property Tax Value/Rates