County Auditor & Court House
227 South 6th Street
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday - Friday

Phone Numbers

Office: 712.328.5700
Fax: 712.328.4740
TDD: 712.328.5634 or 800.735.2942


The elections department is a part of the County Auditor’s office. The Auditor’s Office handles all voter registrations for people who move into or within the county. The department administers the elections from nomination paper filing to preparation of the final abstract of votes including preparation of ballots, publication of the election, acquisition of polling locations and assignment of election workers, processing all absentee ballots, and counting the ballots by processing them though ballot readers and compiling the results.

To learn more about Elections, please go to the Elections page.

For information regarding Restoration of Citizenship/Voting Rights (e.g., for those with previous felony convictions), please go to the following link: https://governor.iowa.gov/constituent-services/restoration-of-citizenship-rights


Taxes are prepared annually by the Auditor’s Office and are due September 1st (Delinquent October 1st) and March 1st (Delinquent April 1st).

Levy Rates

Levy Rates for the 2016-2017 Tax Year

Real Estate

All transfers of property are accomplished in the Auditor’s Office and a permanent record retained.

For more information, please go to the Pottawattamie County Assessor page.


Iowa offers homestead, military, family farm, agricultural land and disabled credits to eligible property owners. Disabled credit applications are available in the Treasurer’s Office. All other credit applications are available in the Assessor’s Office.


The Auditor’s Office is responsible for the payroll for all county employees. There are currently 400 employees. Payroll includes 26 annual pay periods, and payroll is responsible for all withholding reports; for all insurance related matters such as the federal government flex plan, health insurances, cancer and life insurance plans; the IPERS Retirement Plan.

Accounts Payable

The Auditor’s Office is responsible for the payment of all bills incurred by all departments of the county. This includes daily, monthly and annual balancing with the Treasurer’s Office. Bills are approved by the Board of Supervisors prior to payment. All bills paid must be published for public information. The public may review all bills upon request.


The County Auditor is responsible for the preparation and calculation of the county budget. The Auditor compiles all department budget requests and submits same to the Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors for final approval. After state certification, the County Auditor compiles all taxing authority budgets to levy the taxes.

Budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017

Clerk to the Board of Supervisors

The County Auditor, by Code of Iowa, serves as secretary to the Board of Supervisors during all official meetings. The Auditor is also chief custodian of the court house.

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Pottawattamie County Emergency Notification System

The Alert Iowa system serves all residents within Pottawattamie County and it's Communities.

The Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Agency has implemented The Alert Iowa system, a high-speed notification solution and Weather Warning service. This no-charge service is available to businesses.

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