Town of Clarkson - Justice Court Operations (2018M-57)

Issued Date
September 28, 2018

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Audit Objective

Determine whether the Justices provided adequate oversight to ensure receipts were collected, deposited, recorded, reported and remitted in a timely and accurate manner.

Key Findings

  • Justices did not provide adequate oversight of Court operations.
  • Collections were not always properly and timely recorded and deposited.
  • Court personnel did not properly enforce pending tickets. As a result, 283 (23 percent) were not submitted to the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) scofflaw program or not reported or incorrectly reported to the DMV.

Key Recommendations

  • Provide adequate oversight of Court operations.
  • Issue complete receipts and properly record all funds collected.
  • Enforce pending tickets and submit eligible tickets to the DMV scofflaw program.

Town officials agreed with our recommendations and indicated they have begun to initiate corrective action.