Department of Motor Vehicles

Revenue Collection and Reporting

The Department of Motor Vehicles collects more than 140 different types of fees and fines at more than 150 offices across the State. In the year ended March 31, 2007, these revenues totaled $1.3 billion. The revenues are to be distributed to various State funds specified by law.

We found that the revenue collecting offices established adequate accountability over their collections and accurately reported the collections. However, we identified certain weaknesses in the Departmentís practices that could lead to delays in the distribution of the revenues. For example, some of the collecting offices were slow to deposit their collections into their bank accounts, and further delays could be caused by inefficiencies in processing checks and complexities arising from reconciling transactions in five different Department revenue reporting systems and more than 170 local bank accounts. We recommended the Department reduce its delays in depositing collections, use available technology to expedite its processing of checks, determine whether its revenue reporting systems could be consolidated, and consolidate its local bank accounts.

For a complete copy of Report 2007-S-52 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.