Office of Court Administration
New York and Queens County Clerk's Offices: Control and Accountability Over Court and Trust Funds
All monies paid into the New York City courts are to be forwarded to the New York City Department of Finance for safekeeping. We audited the court and trust funds collected at the New York and Queens County Clerk's Offices, and found that these funds were adequately controlled and appropriately safeguarded and deposited. However, the funds in our sample generally were not remitted to the New York City Department of Finance within the two days required by law; rather, they were remitted an average of six days late. We recommended that certain improvements be made in the controls over these funds.
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