JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released a report of the Cape Girardeau County Collector’s office. State law requires the State Auditor to perform a closeout audit after being notified of a vacancy in a county collector’s office.
The report includes recommendations to ensure annual settlements were complete and accurate and increase oversight of the property tax system. The report also recommended that the county commission review and approve all property tax additions and abatements.
The State Auditor’s Office performs closeout audits to assist in transitions and ensure that newly elected officials are aware of areas for improvement. Barbara Gholson was sworn into office as County Collector on Dec. 1, 2018.
The complete closeout report can be found online here.