The State Auditor’s Office works to ensure the proper use of public funds and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Missouri government by performing audits of state agencies, boards and commissions, the circuit court system, the counties in Missouri that do not have a county auditor, and other political subdivisions upon petition by the voters. The State Auditor may also audit Department of Revenue contract license offices, school districts, and certain special taxing districts.
Annually, the office performs financial audits of the state's financial statements and the Office of the State Treasurer, and compliance with federal requirements applicable to major federal grant programs for which the state receives funding. Third-class counties receive a financial audit every four years.
As required by law, the office audits the following:
Local Sales Tax Trust Funds
Working Capital Revolving Fund
Highway Patrol's Use of Highway Funds
Gaming Proceeds for Education Fund
Insurance Dedicated Fund and Insurance Examiners' Fund
Cost benefit analysis of tax credits (Department of Economic Development)
Under Missouri law, the State Auditor`s office may be called on to audit any political subdivision of the state if enough qualified voters of that political subdivision request the audit. Click here to see Questions and Answers about petition audits. Petition audits in progress include:
A comprehensive audit of the City of St. Louis is underway. Click here for more information.
To learn more about the audit process, click here.
Click here to see audit reports that have been issued.