CA Gov't Code Section 53891


The officer of each local agency who has charge of the financial records shall furnish to the Controller a report of all the financial transactions of the local agency during the preceding fiscal year. The report shall contain underlying data from audited financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, if this data is available. The report shall be furnished within seven months after the close of each fiscal year and shall be in the form required by the Controller. A local agency shall submit to the Controller information on annual compensation, as described in subdivision (l) of Section 53892, for the previous calendar year no later than April 30th.


The Controller shall prescribe uniform accounting and reporting procedures that shall be applicable to all local agencies except cities, counties, and school districts, and except for local agencies that substantially follow a system of accounting prescribed by the Public Utilities Commission of the State of California or the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The procedures shall be adopted under Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2. The Controller shall prescribe the procedures only after consultation with and approval of a local governmental advisory committee established pursuant to Section 12463.1. Approval of the procedures shall be by majority vote of the members present at a meeting of the committee called by the chairperson thereof.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

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