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Acceptable Report Formats

The State Controller’s Office (SCO) will accept reports submitted in the following formats:

  • Unbound Hard Copy
  • Electronic Copy (Unsecured PDF)

Electronic report files must be in PDF file format and include the independent auditor’s electronic signature. Electronic reports may be submitted on a CD by mail or transferred electronically via FTP (File Transfer Protocol). For more information about FTP submissions please see FTP (File Transfer Protocol) link in the Submissions section.

The SCO cannot accept report submissions by email due to security protocol. Reports emailed to the SCO may be quarantined without sending an error notification to the sender or notice to the recipient.