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How to Report Fraud, Waste, or Abuse

The State Auditor’s Office investigates allegations of illegal acts and improprieties involving any entity that receives funds from the state. Our fraud hotline provides resources for individuals to report such allegations.

Individuals are encouraged to submit complaints in writing. Providing as much detail as possible enables us to better assess the reported allegations for appropriate action. You may submit your complaint by one of the following methods:


State Auditor's Office
ATTN: Investigations and Audit Support
P.O. Box 12067
Austin, TX 78711


*For Fraud, Waste, or Abuse only

You may also contact the SAO Fraud Hotline at 1-800-TX-AUDIT (1-800-892-8348).

The SAO will review all reports submitted. Persons who report fraud may choose to remain anonymous. Any information submitted may be subject to the Public Information Act.

If you wish to request information from the State Auditor's Office, please refer to our Public Information Act Requests page.

Information to Submit

Provide as much detail as necessary so that appropriate action can be taken. This can include the following:

  • Your name (optional if you would like to remain anonymous).
  • Contact information, such as e-mail, telephone, or address (if PO box, please include a physical address).
  • Description of incident (see FAQ for more details).