Perry County improves since previous audit; receives overall rating of “good”
JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released an audit of Perry County, located in southeastern Missouri. The regularly-scheduled audit received an overall rating of good; a previous audit of the county conducted in 2014 received a rating of fair.
“This independent review found Perry County officials are working to manage government effectively and efficiently,” said Auditor Galloway. “There are still processes that can be improved, including recommendations in the report to increase financial oversight, correct errors and improve the security of data.”
The audit found the county clerk was not properly calculating the property tax reduction to the property tax levy, resulting in a reduction greater than required by law.