The County Treasurer’s major responsibility is the collection of various taxes. The two most noted and largest dollar amounts collected in taxes come from Real Property Taxes. Other taxes collected by the County Treasurer are Mobile Home, Hotel-Motel, and Special Assessments.
The County Treasurer is the collector and safe keeper of all taxes collected in taxing districts such as schools, cities, townships, and villages. As the tax collector for these various districts, the County Treasurer must efficiently and effectively account for all monies collected in these districts in a timely manner. The faster the tax dollars can be accounted for, the faster the taxing district can receive their income from tax monies collected. The taxing districts operate from the dollars collected by the County Treasurer.
In addition, the County Treasurer receives all monies collected by various other county departments and keeps a record of these deposits. Daily financial statements of these deposits are prepared and balanced with the County Auditor. Also, the County Treasurer redeems all warrants (checks) issued by the County Auditor.
The County Treasurer invests funds for various periods of time which earns money for the county’s general operating fund. A County Treasurer must continually monitor investments and maintain short term investments to have enough monies readily available to pay current operating expenses from day to day. Investments income collected in the 2022 calendar year was $1,288,899.00.
The County Treasurer serves as the major investment authority on the Board of Revision, Budget Commission, Data Processing Board, and Investment Board.