Auditor-Treasurer

The Auditor-Treasurer's Office is responsible for…

  • The financial records of the county including accounts payable, accounts receivable, preparation and publication of the County Financial Statement.
  • Administration and issuance of county auctioneer, precious metals, tobacco, beer, liquor licenses and firework permits
  • Collection of current and delinquent mobile home and real estate property taxes
  • Address changes/corrections to the tax system
  • Forfeiture of property and public auctions for those properties
  • Collection and distribution of mortgage registration (MRT), state deed (SDT) taxes
    • MRT is determined by a .0033 multiplier against the mortgage amount
    • SDT is determined by a .0023 multiplier against the purchase price unless the consideration is $500 or less in which SDT is $1.65
  • Investments, bank account reconciliation and the mailing function for the county offices
  • The County Auditor-Treasurer also serves as the chief election official for the county, conducting all county and state elections including the responsibilities of voter registration, ballot layout and absentee voting