Budgeting, Accounting and Reporting system (BARS)
In accordance with state law (RCW 43.09.200), our Office prescribes budgeting, accounting and reporting (BARS) requirements for all local governments. BARS Manuals include the prescribed uniform charts of accounts, accounting and budgeting policies, guidance for preparing financial statements and instructions for preparing supplemental schedules required as part of the annual report to our Office as required by state law (RCW 43.09.230).
BARS Reporting Templates are available to assist with preparing annual reports.
Client Portal allows for annual reports to be submitted electronically and includes web forms that allow schedules to be filled out online.
For questions or technical assistance
Contact the Local Government Support Team at (360) 725-5592 or submit a request to the Client HelpDesk.