Howard Newens

Howard Newens, C.I.A., C.P.A., is the elected county auditor-controller and treasurer-tax collector.  He started his career in public accounting and stepped into local government finance in 1979.  He joined Yolo County in May 2000, was elected auditor-controller in 2002 and auditor-controller and treasurer-tax collector in 2006.

      "County government does not serve its citizens unless it is accountable.  We  provide this assurance of accountability" - Howard Newens

 Our Mission

The Auditor-Controller and Treasurer-Tax Collector protects county financial resources and ensures adequate fiscal accountability within the county government.

General Information


The Department operates four divisions which include Auditor-Controller, Tax Collector, County Treasury and Yolo County Collection Service. The Department is responsible for receiving, investing, safeguarding and distributing money for the County and related agencies. The Department was previously two separate county departments that were merged in 2007. The Auditor-Controller division maintains the official financial records of the county and conducts internal audits. The Treasurer-Tax Collector division is responsible for receiving and safekeeping the county financial assets and collecting all amounts due the county. The Yolo County Collection Service is responsible for collecting all court-ordered amounts.

Office Address

625 Court Street, Room 102, Woodland, CA 95695
Phone: (530) 666-8625
Fax: (530) 666-8708

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Office Hours:
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday thru Friday (except legal holidays or furloughs)

No man is wise enough by himself.”

Titus Maccius Plautus, Miles Gloriosus
Roman comic dramatist
(254 BC - 184 BC)

With this in mind, Howard Newens, C.I.A., CPA, has surrounded himself with a team that is experienced in the field of auditing, accounting, payroll, collections and tax accounting.

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