File a Complaint

There are many ways to file a complaint.

By Telephone

You may call our Whistleblower Hotline at (800) 952-5665 to file a complaint by talking to one of the State Auditor's employees. The hotline generally is staffed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you call when the hotline is not being staffed, or staff is occupied with other calls, you may leave a voicemail message requesting a return call.

By Mail or Facsimile

You may file a complaint in the form of a letter to the State Auditor addressed as follows:

California State Auditor
P.O. Box 1019
Sacramento, CA 95812

or you may fax the letter to the State Auditor at (916) 322-2603.

As an alternative, you may complete the electronic version of our complaint form, print it out, and return it by mail or facsimile as stated above.


Although we do not accept complaints by e-mail, you may file a complaint online.

Complaints Regarding State Auditor Employees

If you would like to file a complaint about an employee of the California State Auditor's Office, contact the Department of Justice.