Duties of the Auditor
The Auditor is the County's chief financial officer, elected by the voters of
As chief assessor, the Auditor must conduct reappraisals of real property values every six years. Updates of real property values are conducted every three years. All taxes for personal property are assessed after examining the tax returns. Also, the auditor assesses the values for manufactured homes and registers the manufactured homes. Thereafter, municipalities, townships and school districts receive their proportionate shares.
Recorder of Transactions
The Auditor maintains records of deed transfers, homestead exemptions, oil and gas wells, special assessments and all real property, including exempted parcels.
Inspector and License Issuer
The Auditor inspects commercial weights and measures, such as gasoline pumps and grocery scales, and certifies them as accurate to protect consumers. This certification means that when you buy a gallon of gas, you are getting a gallon of gas. Any concerns should be reported to the Auditor’s weights and measures specialist.
Composed of the Auditor, the Treasurer and Prosecuting Attorney, the County Budget Commission oversees tax rates established by other political subdivisions within the county. As secretary, the Auditor performs the work of the Commission.
Board of Revision
This board, composed of the Auditor, Treasurer and one
Chief Payroll Officer
The Auditor is responsible for maintaining all payroll records of county employees and writes or pays by direct deposit about 12,350 warrants (checks) per year to employees and pays the withholding taxes and pension contributions to Federal, state and local governments.
After all accounting records are closed for the year; the Auditor prepares the annual financial report for