Property Tax, Records & Election Services

Property Tax, Records, and Election Services primarily provides information and services related to property tax, property ownership, elections and money receipted by the county that are assigned to the statutory offices of the County Auditor, County Treasurer, County Recorder, and Examiner of Titles. Functional teams include: Unified Team, Property Tax Services, Elections Services and Examiner of Titles.
Some of the department responsibilities include:
  • Front-line, customer service support for the Information and Public Records service team. Calculation, billing, distribution, adjustment, and reporting of the county’s largest revenue source – property taxes.
  • Cultivating productive properties for residents, the environment and the community through preserving homeownership, acting as environmental stewards, investing in the surrounding community and sustaining the local tax base through the administration of tax-forfeited lands.
  • Administers city and school district elections for most jurisdictions in the county under contracts for election services, including voter registration, absentee voting, polling places, election judges, ballots, election results, accurate and timely election information, and candidate filing.
  • Maintains official real estate documents as well as retrieval and reproductions services for the public.
  • Examines titles and issues reports to the court to register title to land, hears related Torrens cases, supervises all Torrens proceedings, issues directives and certifications in administrative proceedings and serves as legal advisor to the Registrar of Titles.

Increasing talent, attraction and retention 

Procurement spending to small businesses, woman owned businesses, minority owned businesses and/or veteran owned businesses

Collective engagements across the department to serve the community

This is a new performance measure designed to create a new standard for engagement, internally and externally. Additional goals include:
  • Increase civic engagement with all residents, resulting in more representation from community in decision-making.
  • Build trust within the community, strengthen existing relationships and establish new relationships.
  • Provide comprehensive services and resources by enhancing access for residents.
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