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Fitzpatrick shares monthly compliance reports


Missouri State Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick recently issued monthly reports detailing the compliance of cities and other political subdivisions with financial reporting laws.

One report includes cities, towns and villages while the other lists political subdivisions such as water, fire protection and other taxing districts. The entities are required to file annual financial reports with the State Auditor's Office within six months of the end of their fiscal year.

A total of 75 municipalities were required to file by Sept. 30 because their fiscal year ended March 31. Of those entities, 51 filed financial reports timely. Of 54 municipalities required to file a municipal court addendum, 30 did, and of those 24 required to file a court certification, 15 did.

The report also includes municipalities that filed required documents in September, but after their filing deadline.

Only one local municipality was required to file a financial report in September, Licking in Texas County. The report shows the community did not file by the Sept. 30 deadline. It is not required to file a court addendum or certification.

Cities filing late documents in September were Cabool in Texas County and Mtn. Grove in Wright County. The city of Cabool had filed its financial report before the deadline of Dec. 31, 2022, along with its court certification, but the court addendum was submitted in September. Likewise, Mtn. Grove submitted all required documents except the addendum before the Dec. 31 deadline, and filed the addendum late.

No local nonmunicipal political subdivisions were required to submit financial reports by Sept. 30; however, two submitted late reports that were initially due June 30. Howell County Public Water Supply District 1 filed its report Sept. 20, and the Wright County 911 board filed its report Sept. 29.