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Office of the Legislative Auditor - Financial Audit Division

Report Summary
Department of Public Safety


Financial Audit Division Report 05-11 Released February 24, 2005

Audit Finding:

  • The department did not properly allocate motor vehicle excise tax collections to recipient funds. As a result, the General Fund received about $530,000 less than it should have in fiscal year 2004.

The audit report contained one audit finding relating to legal compliance. The department resolved the one finding included in our prior audit report.

Audit Scope:

Programs material to the State of Minnesota’s financial statements and to federal program compliance for fiscal year 2004.

Selected Audit Areas:
  • Motor vehicle registration tax
  • Motor vehicle excise tax
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Grants Program (CFDA #20.218)


The Department of Public Safety collected motor vehicle registration and excise tax revenues, which totaled over $1 billion in fiscal year 2004. Expenditures for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Grants Program (CFDA #20.218) totaled approximately $3 million for the year.

More Information

Office of the Legislative Auditor, Room 140, 658 Cedar St., St. Paul, MN 55155 : or 651‑296‑4708