The Whitley County Clerk received a clean audit of the 2017 financial statement, according to a statement released by Mike Harmon, auditor of public accounts, on June 27.
According to the audit, “Auditing standards require the auditor’s letter to communicate whether the financial statement presents fairly the receipts, disbursements and excess fees of the Whitley County Clerk in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. The clerk’s financial statement did not follow this format. However, the clerk’s financial statement is fairly presented in conformity with the regulatory basis of accounting, which is an acceptable reporting methodology.”
Whitley County Clerk received no comments nor noncompliance notices with the audit.
“The county clerk’s responsibilities include collecting certain taxes, issuing licenses, maintaining county records and providing other services. The clerk’s office is funded through statutory fees collected in conjunction with these duties,” stated the audit report.
The clerk’s office collected a grand total of $7,186,844 in licenses and taxes in 2017. More specifically, according to Whitley County’s report of the audit, the clerk’s office collected $14,981 in marriage license sales. This is up from $14,094 from last year. The clerk’s office also collected $2,858,745 in motor vehicle tangible personal property taxes and $1,126,205 in motor vehicle licenses and transfers, according to the audit.
The clerk’s office also collected $255,239 for fees collected for services.