Treasurer's Duties

County Treasurers are elected to four-year terms. They 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 taxes. They are also responsible for taxes on manufactured homes, 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 provides 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 Revision oversees complaints of
    property owners who feel their property values 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.
  •  Statutory member of a County Land Bank Board, which may facilitate the transfer of vacant, delinquent properties to new owners.

The County Treasurers Office maintains a list of unclaimed funds for county residents. This list is updated each year, and forms are available in the Treasurer’s office.