Treasurer's duties

County treasurers, who are elected to four year terms, serve as the local county banker, safe keeper of all taxes and investor of local funds. The responsibilities of county treasurers include:
  • Collection of local taxes, particularly the real property and personal property taxes. They are also responsible for taxes on manufactured homes, inheritance, hotel-motel and special assessments.
  • Safe keeper of taxes collected in taxing districts for the schools, cities, townships and villages.
  • Chief County Investment Officer who as such oversees the county's investments and provide to the County financial data, investment instruments, forecasting and interest rate schedules.
  • Prepares daily and monthly statements of deposits into the County Treasury.
  • As a member of the County Board of Revisions oversees complaints of property owners who feel their property taxes are too high.
  • As a member of the County Budget Commission takes an active role in approving the level of spending for the cities, townships and schools.