Reduction of Administrative Burdens

State agencies, including the Division, have taken several immediate actions to reduce administrative burdens.

Local Government Budget Law:  DLG staff exercised administrative discretion to ensure no local government public health or safety providers have had their property taxes ordered withheld by DLG for failing to file their adopted 2020 Annual Budget. Next local deadline is for the proposed budget to the local governing body by October 15th. DLG local government budget calendar and process information and resources.

Local Government Audit Law: Administered by the Office of the State Auditor (OSA). For local governments with an audit year-end of December 31, 2019, applications for exemption from audit were due to OSA by 3/31.  OSA is offering online requests and granting extensions for late filing through September 30th and has guidance on electronic gathering of governing board signatures. Audited Financial Statements are due to OSA by 7/31.  OSA also encourages local governments to explore options for electronic board member approvals. The OSA's policies for electronic signatures for board approvals can be found on the appropriate application for exemption from audit

  • For additional questions about audit and exemption filings, please contact the Local Government Audit Division at 303.869.3000 or email (osa.lg@state.co.us).
     
CTF annual status report 
  • DLG will extend the current CTF status report deadline until December 31, 2020 (current deadline is March 31).   
  • All 2019 CTF status of spending reports which have already been submitted but not approved yet, will be expedited through the approval process.
     
Still Have Questions? 

In partnership with the Governor’s Office, the Division is managing a twice weekly local government coordination call with State department leaders to answer questions on timely emergency issues. Additional access to leadership for questions is provided through a quick submittal form if you can not participate in calls.  Find answers to questions asked in the LIVE question/answer log