Report Fraud, Waste and Abuse


The Office of the City Comptroller provides anyone the ability to report suspected fraud, waste, abuse or misuse of taxpayer funds and City resources. In response to tip line information received, the internal audit team reviews the submission and collaborates with other City departments to respond to the tip.  The internal audit team may conduct an audit of the entity, process or operation impacted. 

You may provide your contact information if you would like to provide a way for us to communicate with you for more information.

  • Fraud means any intentional act or omission for personal gain designed to deprive the City of its resources or assets to which the individual or person is not entitled.
  • Waste means the careless expenditure of City funds or resources above and beyond the level that is reasonably required to meet the needs of the City, or the consumption or use of City resources that is not authorized.
  • Abuse means the improper use of City resources in a manner contrary to law, City policy or work rules, or the improper use of one's position for private gain or advantage for himself or herself or any other person.

How to report a concern:

  • Information can be provided by voicemail through the Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Tip Line 616-456-4516
  • Schedule a one-on-one meeting with your elected City Comptroller
  • Complete the online form below

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