1) For a
State-level CAFR look in the Statewide Offices and/or Executive Branch
categories shown above. Look for a financial department such as Treasurer,
Finance, Finance and Accounting, etc. Usually the CAFR is found in a reporting
section. Sometimes the department will have its own Search function. If so,
then again type in "Comprehensive Annual Financial Report".
2) If you
are looking for a city or county CAFR, then go to the list of departments and
look for a financial department such as Treasurer, Finance, Finance and
Accounting, etc. You are interested in the reports section. Sometimes the
department will have its own Search function. If so, then again type in
"Comprehensive Annual Financial Report".
their CAFR is on-line. if so at what address can it be accessed.
2) If the
CAFR is not on line, then ask how you can obtain a copy.
3) Here is
an email/letter that I use to ask about the governments CAFR. You can highlight
this email with your mouse or keyboard, copy it to the clipboard, and then
paste it to a New Message in your email program or to your word processing
[Name of government] Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
I request a
copy of [government name] FY 2002 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
The copy requested is a copy of the original report prepared in compliance with
the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statement No. 34 - 'Basic
Financial Statements.' and audited by either an AICPA firm or internal
auditors. If you submit your CAFR to the Government Finance Officers
Association (GFOA) , then the copy I request is the CAFR report of that
submission, which should be the same as the GASB prepared CAFR previously
In case you
do not have a financial document called the CAFR, the document I request is an
annual financial statement that:
comprehensive picture of a government's financial condition by combining the
annual financial reports of all government agencies and universities.
information on all government funds including those held outside the government
information on the accrual basis recognizing amounts owed by the government but
not paid at the end of the fiscal year, as well as amounts due to the
government but not received by the end of the fiscal year.
information on real property and other fixed assets, long-term obligations or
investments held outside the government treasury; and
statistical and some economic data.
document is currently on your web site, please provide the address so I can
access and download the document.
document is not on your web site, please advise how I can obtain a
assistance regarding my request will be appreciated.
City, State, ZIP]
steps have helped me obtain over 300 CAFRs. Hopefully, it will help you.