What we do

We explain what the Office of City Auditor does for the City.

The Office of City Auditor:

  • Provides independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the City’s operations
  • Helps the City accomplish its goals with oversight from the Audit Committee with a disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of
    • Governance
    • Risk management
    • Control processes
  • Follow the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing set by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

Our mission

To serve the City of Minneapolis and the public interest by providing objective services that enhance the City's ability to:

  • Manage risk
  • Improve internal controls
  • Optimize efficiencies
  • Reduce costs
  • Strengthen accountability

Our vision

To provide world-class internal audit services to the City of Minneapolis and be regarded as a valued resource by the city's:

  • Residents
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Employees

Our services

  • Auditing
  • Advising and consulting
  • Continuous monitoring
  • Investigations

Contact us

Ryan Patrick

City Auditor





350 S. Fifth St., Room 310 1/2 
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Office hours

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

See list of City holidays