The office of the Treasurer is a constitutional office. The Treasurer serves a four-year term with a two-term limit during any twelve year period. The County Treasurer is the custodian of all monies belonging to the county. Disbursements of monies with the proper orders issued by and attested to by the county Auditor.
Responsibilities include Billing and collection of property taxes (real, personal, and mobile home); taxes involved in bankruptcy; issuance of tax clearances; mobile homes and alcoholic beverage permits; investment of funds, conducts annual real estate tax sale, collection of taxes of public employees; the collection of delinquent property taxes and taxes in judgment.
- The Treasurer is the custodian of all money belonging to the County.
- Billing and Collections of Property taxes (Real Estate, Personal and Mobile Homes).
- Taxes involved in Bankruptcy.
- Innkeeper Tax.
- Issuance of tax clearance for alcoholic beverage permits.
- Transfer for Mobile Homes.
- Investment of funds.
- Conduct Annual Tax Sale pursuant to Indiana Statute I.C. 6-1:1-24. Properties for Tax Sale will be certified on July 1st of each year. Tax Sale date will be published in Newspaper.
- Search and collect delinquent taxes of public employees.
- Send Demand Notices on Personal Property.
- The Office of Treasurer is a constitutional office. The Constitution of Indiana and Indiana statutory law provide for the election of a treasurer in each county of the state at the time holding general elections. (Article 6, Section 2, Indiana Constitution)
- The term of office is fixed at four years, and no person is eligible to the Office of Treasurer for more than eight years in any period within twelve years.
- No person shall be elected or appointed as a treasurer who is not an elector of the county, nor who has not been an inhabitant thereof, during one year preceding appointment.
- Each treasurer must reside within his/her respective county and shall keep his/her respective office at such place therein, and perform such duties as directed by law.