Auditor / Treasurer
The Auditor-Treasurer is a constitutional officer who is elected every four years.
The Auditor-Treasurer office performs the following duties, among others:
Mailing of Tax Statements
The mailing of annual property tax statements (in the spring) and proposed property taxes (in the fall) are coordinated by this office.
All real, personal property and mobile home taxes are collected by this office. After the tax collection period, this office must pay the treasurers of the school districts, cities, townships, and special taxing districts the money collected on their behalf.
Special Assessment Collections
This office collects special assessments for cities and townships relating to water, sewer, sidewalk, curb and gutter, ditch repairs, and then remits the money to the cities or tax authority.
Tax Capacity Calculations
Based on the budgets of the county, townships, cities, school districts, and special taxing districts which are certified to this office, and based on the tax capacity of those districts certified by the county assessor, this office calculates the tax capacity rates on which all taxes are levied and computes taxes on each parcel of land for real and personal taxes.
The auditor-treasurer office is responsible for administrating elections locally. This office provides election training for city and township clerks and officials, ordering ballots, registering voters, administering absentee voting ballot requests, providing ballots and elections supplies to the county’s voting precincts, receiving and tabulating election ballots, and reporting the results to secretary of state.
Birth, death, and marriage certificates are maintained by the auditor-treasurer office.
The auditor-treasurer signs all warrants and checks issued against the county.