State Issues Annual Audit Report On Dickinson County Finances

Thu 1-26-2017

(Spirit Lake)-- The State Auditor has released a report on Dickinson county's finances for the fiscal year ended June 30th, 2016.

It shows the county had local tax revenue of nearly $52.3 million and that $43 million of that went to townships, school districts, cities and other taxing bodies in the county. The county retained nearly $9.3 million to finance operations, a 3% increase over the prior year. Other revenues included charges for service of $1.2 million; contributions and restricted interest of $3.4 million; capital grants, contributions and restricted interest of $1.1 million; tax increment financing of $629,000; local option sales tax of nearly $1.3 million; a little more than $56,000 in hotel/motel tax revenue; unrestricted investment earnings of nearly $169,000 and other general revenues of nearly $316,000.

Expenses for county operations totaled $14.7 million, a 4.1% increase over the prior year. That included slightly more than $5.2 million for roads and transportation, $2.3 million for public safety and legal services, and nearly $2.2 million for administration.

A copy of the report is available for review at the Dickinson County Auditor's office or at the State Auditor's website.