08/18/2023 - Jefferson City, Mo.
Missouri State Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick recently issued monthly reports detailing the compliance of municipalities 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. Per state regulation, these 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 404 municipalities (263 cities, 11 towns, and 130 villages) and 1,527 taxing districts were required to file by June 30 because their fiscal year ended on December 31. Of those entities, 1,392 filed financial reports timely.
These reports also include information on 10 municipalities (9 cities and 1 village) and 4 taxing districts that submitted late financial reports or other related documents during the month of June to the State Auditor's Office.