One of the important duties that an Administrator performs is that of managing and reporting library revenues and expenditures. Financial reports that provide a transparent review of the use of public funds is not only good business practice but many reports are required by Kentucky statute
In the 2013 Regular Session of the Kentucky Legislature, House Bill 1 was passed and signed into law. The requirements of this Bill went into effect on
January 1, 2014. The information provided here is an overview of the reporting requirements as revised by the new laws.
KRS 65A.020 through
65A.100, all special purpose governmental entities (SPGE) defined by
KRS 65A.010 are required to:
- Budget all funds and approve an annual budget by
- Post budget amendments for the current fiscal year. Amendments may be posted throughout the year, with final amendments posted no later than
- Post budget figures electronically through the
online system with the
Department for Local Government (DLG) by
- Annually complete the DLG Registration and Board Reporting Form [SPGE 100] through the online system by
July 15. Libraries should update the form throughout the fiscal year as needed.
- Make a payment of an annual registration fee to the DLG after completion of registration form through the online system by credit card, debit card, or electronic check (bank draft) by July 15.
- Provide, depending on the library’s annual revenues and expenditures, an annual audit or attestation engagement prepared by a CPA or APA within the 12 months of the close of the fiscal year, or
June 30 of the next calendar year, and submit it to the DLG within 15 days of receipt.
a. Libraries that receive or expend
less than $100,000 in a fiscal year must provide an attestation engagement every 4 years.
b. Libraries that receive or expend
$100,000-$499,999 in a fiscal year must provide an audit every 4 years.
c. Libraries that receive or expend
$500,000 or more in a fiscal year are required to submit an audit every year.
- Provide an annual financial statement prepared by the library or a CPA and publish the location where the adopted budget, financial statements, and most recent audit or attestation engagement may be examined by the public by
September 1, in compliance with
KRS Ch. 424.
- Post the “Year End Actuals” electronically through the DLG online reporting system [SPGE 101] by
September 1 each year.
- In addition, all SPGEs must complete a
Uniform Financial Information Report (UFIR) [form F-65 (KY-5)] pursuant to
KRS 65.905 and submit the UFIR to the DLG by
May 1 on the DLG’s Website at:
These, and the due dates for other required reports, may be found on the
KDLA Filing Calendar for Public Library Districts.
Revised March 17, 2016
If you have other questions regarding Kentucky public library administrator resources, contact Susan Dunman by email at Susan.Dunman@ky.gov or by phone at 270-210-0565.
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