ABOUT THE OFFICE
The Auditor’s Office has many responsibilities. This office has the financial responsibilities that impact the financial well-being county government. The list of duties ranging from simple ministerial tasks such as keeping minutes of the various Board meetings for which we serve as secretary, to the highly technical duties of financial statement preparation and compliance with federal tax guidelines and programs. A county auditor office is primarily responsible for preparing county budgets and assigning taxes to properties. In most counties, residents appoint a person for this position during elections. The Auditor’s office works closely with the Assessors’ office as well as the County Recorder’s office. They perform payroll, claims to Accounts Payable as well as exemptions (such as homestead and mortgage exemption), deed transfers, assist the county council and commissioners meetings, and County council agenda. The Auditor also handles tax sales and sales redemptions.