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 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.
  • Sells delinquent tax liens to aid in the collection of delinquent taxes.
  • Statutory member of a County Land Bank Board which may facilitate the transfer of vacant, delinquent properties to new owners.

The County Treasurer's 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.

Click here to search for unclaimed funds online: UNCLAIMED FUNDS