Audit Reports

On August 27, 2010, the Judicial Council approved the following recommendations:

  1. Audit reports will be submitted through the Executive and Planning Committee to the Judicial Council. Audit reports will not be considered "final audit reports" until formally accepted by the council.
  2. All final audit reports will be placed on the California Courts public website to facilitate public access. This procedure will apply to all reports accepted by the Judicial Council after approval of this recommendation.

Audit reports are posted by on this website after the Judicial Council meeting at which they are presented and accepted. The reports are in Adobe Acrobat format and are reported by Judicial Council meeting date. The reports presented and accepted can be seen by clicking on the link below. Audit reports dating prior to August 2010 can be requested using the Public Access to Judicial Administrative Records procedures.

Additionally, there are other audit reports on the judicial branch that have been submitted to the Judicial Council for review. These audit reports have been performed by the following external audit entities:

Below under the heading Other Audit Reports on the Judicial Branch By External Auditors are the links to the reports listed or a link to the page containing those reports.

Audit Services

Fiscal Year 2015-2016


August 26, 2016

June 24, 2016

February 26, 2016 Judicial Council Meeting

December 11, 2015 Judicial Council Meeting

Fiscal Year 2014-2015


June 26, 2015 Judicial Council Meeting

February 19, 2015 Judicial Council Meeting

January 22, 2015 Judicial Council Meeting

August 22, 2014 Judicial Council Meeting

July 29, 2014 Judicial Council Meeting

Fiscal Year 2013-2014


June 27, 2014 Judicial Council Meeting

April 25, 2014 Judicial Council Meeting

December 13, 2013 Judicial Council Meeting

August 23, 2013 Judicial Council Meeting

July 25, 2013 Judicial Council Meeting

Fiscal Year 2012-2013


April 26, 2013 Judicial Council Meeting

October 26, 2012 Judicial Council meeting

August 31, 2012 Judicial Council meeting

Fiscal Year 2011-2012


June 21, 2012 Judicial Council meeting

April 24, 2012 Judicial Council meeting

February 28, 2012 Judicial Council meeting

December 13, 2011 Judicial Council meeting

October 28, 2011 Judicial Council meeting

August 26, 2011 Judicial Council meeting

Fiscal Year 2010-2011


June 24, 2011 Judicial Council meeting

October 29, 2010 Judicial Council meeting

Other Audit Reports on the Judicial Branch by External Auditors


California State Auditor



February 2016 – Report2015-115
Dually Involved Youth: The State Cannot Determine the Effectiveness of Efforts to Serve Youth Who Are Involved in Both the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems

December 2015 – Report 2015-302               
Judicial Branch Procurement:  Although the Judicial Council Needs to Strengthen Controls Over Its Information Systems, Its Procurement Practices Generally Comply With Applicable Requirements

January 2015 – Report 2014-107
Judicial Branch of CaliforniaBecause of Questionable Decisions, the Judicial Council and the Administrative Office of the Courts Have Not Maximized the Funds Available for the Courts

November 2014 – Report 2012-301
Judicial Branch ProcurementFive Superior Courts Did Not Consistency Follow Judicial Branch Contracting Practices

March 2014 – Report 2013-302.1
Administrative Office of the Courts Supplemental Letter Report

December 2013 – Report 2013-302 & 2013-303
Judicial Branch ProcurementSemiannual Reports to the Legislature Are of Limited Usefulness, Information Systems Have Weak Controls, and Certain Improvements in Procurement Practices Are Needed

March 2013 – Report 2012-301
Judicial Branch ProcurementSix Superior Courts Generally Complied With the Judicial Branch Contracting Law, but They Could Improve Some Policies and Practices

September 2012 – Report 2011-121
Probationers’ Domestic Violence Payments:  Improved Processes for Managing and Distributing These Payments Could Increase Support for Local Shelters

February 2011 – Report 2010-102
Administrative Office of the Courts:  The Statewide Case Management Project Faces Significant Challenges Due to Poor Project Management

January 2011 – Report 2009-109
Sacramento and Marin Superior Courts:  Both Need to Ensure That Family Court Appointees Have Necessary Qualifications, Improve Administrative Policies and Procedures, and Comply With Laws and Rules

November 2007 – Report 2007-109              
DNA Identification Fund: Improvements Are Needed in Reporting Fund Revenues and Assessing and Distributing DNA Penalties, but Counties and Courts We Reviewed Have Properly Collected Penalties and Transferred Revenues to the State

August 2006 – Report 2005-131
Judicial Council of CaliforniaIts Governing Committee on Education Has Recently Proposed Minimum Education Requirements for Judicial Officers

February 2002 – Report 2001-117
Superior Courts:  The Courts Are Moving Toward a More Unified Administration; However, Diverse Service, Collection, and Accounting Systems Impede the Accurate4 Estimation and Equitable Distribution of Undesignated Fee Revenue


Pegasus Global Holdings, Inc



August 2012
California Courthouse Capital Program: Management Audit


California State Department of Finance, Office of State Audits and Evaluations



August 2015
Performance Audit Report: Judicial Council of California’s Fiscal Compliance for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014

May 2011
Performance Audit Report: Judicial Council of California, Administrative Office of the Courts For the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2010


California State Controller



Court revenue audits of the superior courts are located by year.

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