Office of Real Property Services

Revenue Collection Practices and Procedures

The Office of Real Property Services works with localities to improve the administration and equity of real property tax assessments. The Office is reimbursed for some of its services by fees and assessments collected from businesses and localities. Such revenue totals about $16 million annually. We examined the controls over this revenue and found that substantial improvements are needed in Office procedures for billing and collecting the revenue. For example, the Office has not established controls for ensuring that a certain fee is remitted as required. We determined that more than $400,000 in such fees may not have been remitted. We recommended several improvements in Office billing and collection procedures.

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