Crawford County Receives "Fair" Rating From State Auditor's Office

Auditor: County violating Missouri Constitution; collecting excess property taxes

Crawford County received a "fair" rating from the Missouri State Auditor's office, which found that the county overcharges property taxes to residents, has poor finances and a lack of oversight leading to accounting errors.

"Taxpayers are footing the ball for the county's lack of responsibility and calls to correct these errors are being ignored," Galloway said in a press release July 31. "I am calling on Crawford County leaders to address this important issue for the benefit of the county's residents and taxpayers."

The county, Galloway said, has consistently failed to reduce property taxes by the correct amount. Between 2012 and 2016, she said the county collected $44,537 in excess property taxes.

Read more in the Aug. 9 issue of the Independent News, including County Clerk John Martin's response.

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