The County Treasurer is a key position of public trust in the affairs of local government, requiring the efficient and reliable handling of all funds. Acting as the bank for the county, school districts, port districts, cemetery districts, fire districts, diking districts and other units of local government, the Treasurer’s Office receipts, disburses, invests, and accounts for the funds of each of these entities.
In addition, the Treasurer is charged with the collection of various taxes that benefit a wide range of governmental units.
- Responsible for investing, disbursing funds and revenue receipting for the state, county, junior taxing and assessment districts.
- Accounting for debt obligations of junior taxing districts.
- Determine fund cash balances and honor payment of warrants.
- Responsible for the collection of real and personal property taxes, and the collection of assessments for Diking and Flood Zone districts
- Acts as an agent for the Department of Revenue by collecting Real Estate Excise Tax on the sale of property.
- Foreclose on property for delinquent taxes.
- Issuance of Mobile Home Movement Certificates.
The major responsibilities of the county treasurer can be summarized in the following areas:
- Revenue Collections
- Banking Services
- Collection of Taxes
- Disbursement of funds
- Cash Management
- Debt Management
- Financial Reporting
- Investment Services
- Property Tax Administration
- Real Property Foreclosure