Citizen petition leads to audit of City of Fairview

Residents with pertinent information are encouraged to contact Auditor's Whistleblower Hotline

FAIRVIEW, Mo. (Newton County) – State Auditor Nicole Galloway audits the city of Fairview in southwest Missouri. Residents of the city requested the audit through the petition process.

“My audits examine how public resources are used, detail any concerns about how government operates and make recommendations on how taxpayers can be better served,” Auditor Galloway said. “As this audit gets underway, I encourage residents with information that could be helpful to this review to reach out to my office through the Whistleblower Hotline.”

Under Missouri law, the State Auditor’s office can be called on to audit a political subdivision of the state if enough qualified voters of that entity request the audit. The petition audit from Fairview residents required 67 signatures.

Individuals who would like to provide information for consideration in this or any audit can contact the State Auditor’s Whistleblower Hotline at or by calling 800-347-8597. Concerns may also be submitted anonymously online at