The auditor's department is responsible for the financial records of the county including accounts payable, accounts receivable and the preparation and publication of the County Financial Statement. The County Auditor 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.
The auditor's office is also responsible for property tax administration.
These duties include:
Documenting all land transfers for name and address maintenance
Combines of properties
Calculation of property taxes
Tax increment financing
Settlement of tax dollars
Collection of delinquent taxes
Tax forfeiture process
The auditor's office also administers the issuance of auctioneer, precious metals, tobacco, beer, and liquor licenses, fireworks permits and the collection of the aggregate tax.