Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1963 NO. 64 > Oct 10 1963

When requested by a married county employee to make payroll deductions for the payment of insurance premiums under RCW 41.04.020, or for contributions to the "United Fund" under RCW 41.04.036, or for the purposes set forth in § 3, chapter 164, Laws of 1963 (pledges to the United Good Neighbor or a successor, to a credit union, or monthly dues to a labor union), the county auditor is authorized to make such deduction since RCW 49.48.100 is not applicable.

AGLO 1973 NO. 69 > Jun 25 1973

Where an incumbent county auditor elected in November of 1970, for a four-year term commencing in January of 1971, retired from that office on January 31, 1973, and was succeeded by a person appointed by the board of county commissioners in accordance with Article II, § 15 (Amendment 52) to the state Constitution, an election for the remainder of the unexpired term will be required on November 6, 1973, in accordance with § 1, chapter 4, Laws of 1973.

AGO 1966 NO. 70 > Jan 21 1966

(1) In computing the three‑day waiting period for issuance of a marriage license a county auditor may count days on which his office is closed. (2) If the third day falls on a day on which a county auditor's office is closed, the auditor may authorize a qualified person in the sheriff's office to deliver the marriage license to the applicant at the sheriff's office on such date provided (1) the person who actually delivers the license has been appointed as a deputy county auditor under RCW 36.16.070; and (2) the county commissioners by resolution have authorized such activity.

AGO 1964 NO. 82 > Jan 30 1964

Under RCW 89.12.040, as amended by chapter 3, Laws of 1963, the county auditor is not required to accept for filing any plats submitted by the Secretary of the Interior, other than those plats showing farm units established by the secretary.

AGLO 1973 NO. 96 > Sep 27 1973

In any county which has, pursuant to RCW 36.32.240, established a county purchasing department, that department is to purchase all election supplies for the county auditor; such purchases may be made only after a call for competitive bids to the extent required by RCW 36.32.240 and 36.32.250.

AGO 1966 NO. 110 > Oct 5 1966

A county auditor is not authorized by RCW 65.04.040, as amended by § 1, chapter 254, Laws of 1959, to microfilm recordings of legal instruments recorded in his office prior to the statutory amendment and then to destroy the original recordings under RCW 40.14.070.

AGO 1951 NO. 464 > Mar 6 1951

A person under the age of 21 who is otherwise qualified may be appointed a deputy county auditor and may perform authorized functions of the office which are ministerial in nature.