Sandra L. Morton
The County Auditor is elected for a four-year term. The Auditor’s office has responsibilities that range from being the county bookkeeper, secretary to the commissioners, county council and several tax boards, to providing the public with notices of all county meetings, official budget rates and ordinances. The County Auditor must prepare the financial statement and comply with the federal tax guidelines. The Auditor also distributes funds to the county taxing units.
A sample of functions performed by the Auditor’s office:
1. Prepares the budgets for the council.
2. Audits all claims or bills for the county.
3. Responsible for all documents, books, records, maps and papers filed in the Auditor’s office.
4. Distributes all taxes when settled at year end.
5. Prepares all payroll information and personnel benefits
- Payment of taxes to Federal, State and Social Security offices.
- Human resources
6. Maintains Tax Sale records.
7. Maintains records of subdivisions, street names, etc.
8. Maintains the GIS mapping system.
9. Maintains / Updates the Property Tax Deduction filings.