The auditor's office is responsible for the financial records of the county, including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and the preparation and publication of the County Financial Statement (PDF).
The county auditor also serves as the deputy registrar and 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 responsible for property tax administration. These duties include:
Calculation of property taxes
Collection of delinquent taxes
Documenting all land transfers for name and address maintenance
Tax increment financing
The settlement of tax dollars
The tax forfeiture process
The auditor's office administers the issuance of auctioneer, beer and liquor, precious metal, transient merchant, and tobacco licenses.