Auditor Galloway releases report on City of Seymour Municipal Court

Court receives overall rating of "good," report recommends better oversight of court operations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (June 21, 2018) State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released an audit of the City of Seymour Municipal Court within the 30th Judicial Circuit, located in southwest Missouri. The audit, which received a rating of "good" made several recommendations to improve accounting procedures and records.


"By implementing these recommendations, officials can ensure the municipal court is operating efficiently and accurately in order to best serve residents in Seymour," Auditor Galloway said. "Checks and balances in court processes will ensure public resources are managed wisely and safeguard against errors."


The report recommended increased oversight of accounting and record-keeping duties within the court. This includes ensuring independent reviews of financial records. The audit also found the law enforcement training surcharge, which can only legally be used for training of law enforcement officers, is not accounted for separately and requires better tracking.


Other recommendations in the report included improved tracking of tickets issued by the police department and increased cyber security protections.


The complete audit report of the City of Seymour Municipal Court is here.


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