Audits of Public Funds and Financial Records

ORS 297.485
Filing fees


At the time an audit report, prepared by an accountant, is filed with the Secretary of State, as required by ORS 297.465 (Standards for audits), the municipal corporation shall pay to the Secretary of State a filing fee. The filing fee shall be determined by the total expenditures made by the municipal corporation for any and all purposes during the calendar or fiscal year audited, except that expenditures for principal of bonded debt, principal of short-term loans, principal of warrants redeemed which were issued during prior audit periods, transfers or loans between funds and turnovers of taxes or other trust moneys to other municipal corporations shall not be included in the total expenditures upon which the amount of the fee is based.


The filing fee to be paid shall be as indicated for those municipal corporations whose total expenditures fall within the classifications as follows:

Over Not Over Fee
$50,000 $20
$50,000 150,000 40
150,000 500,000 150
500,000 1,000,000 200
1,000,000 5,000,000 250
5,000,000 10,000,000 300
10,000,000 50,000,000 350
50,000,000 400


Audit reports filed by the administrative office of the county, under ORS 328.465 (Annual audit procedure) (2), for school districts with less than 1,000 children according to the latest school census in the county, shall be considered one report for purposes of the filing fee required by this section. The filing fee shall be paid by the county administrative office and deducted pro rata from moneys due to the several school districts. [1977 c.774 §10; 1999 c.345 §1]


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