DUTIES OF THE
Clerk to Board of Supervisors
— The Auditor prepares meeting agendas and notifies the media, maintains all
official records of meeting minutes, Board voting records, resolutions,
contracts, and correspondence. The office publishes the proceedings and other
County Commissioner of Elections - The
auditor administers all federal, state, and local elections that take place in
the county. Responsibilities include voter registrations, absentee voting,
recruitment and training of precinct election officials, printing and counting
ballots, receiving nomination papers and notifying voters of elections,
certifying results to the state or political subdivision involved and issues
certificates of election to the proper person.
The Auditor receives and compiles budget information from the various county
departments and presents it to the Board of Supervisors and monitors the budget
throughout the fiscal year. Budgets of other governmental entities are filed
with the Auditor such as: Schools, Cities, Townships, Agricultural Extension,
Emergency Management, County Assessor, E911 Service Board, etc.
Financial Officer — The Auditor completes an annual financial report at
the end of each fiscal year. Payroll is processed by this office. Claims for all
services and materials rendered and charged to the various county departments
are submitted to this office for payment.
and County Plats — The Auditor enters and maintains records of all real
estate transfers in the county. The Auditor keeps the plat maps and transfer
books current so the public can examine them and determine property ownership.
Taxation— The Auditor receives the assessed valuations from the county
assessor and applies the biannual equalization and annual rollback to produce
the taxable valuation for each property in the county. The auditor processes
taxes and produces a tax book for the county treasurer.
Permits — The Auditor processes cigarette licenses, beer & liquor permits
for businesses in unincorporated areas.
Passports — The
Auditor's Office accepts passport applications on Behalf of the U.S. Department
of State. U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for their
passports Monday thru Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. at the Howard County
Auditor's Office, Courthouse, Cresco, IA 52136
If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact the
Howard County Auditor's Office at 563-547-9203.
forms, information on documentation required, fees, and a wealth of
other passport and international travel information, visit the only
official website for passport information:
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