The Election Department in the Auditor’s Office is responsible for every aspect of conducting an election from voter registration to the final count of the votes.
For more information, please visit the Elections page.
Serving as the county Financial Officer, the Auditor’s Office is responsible for much of the county’s financial activities.
Taxes – Taxes are prepared annually by the Auditor’s Office and are due September 1st (Delinquent October 1st) and March 1st (Delinquent April 1st).
Budget – 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.
Accounts Payable – The Auditor’s Office is charged with paying all of the bills incurred by every county department. This includes daily, monthly and annual balancing with the Treasurer’s office. County bills are required to be approved by the Board of Supervisors prior to payment. The public may review all bills upon request.
Tax Credits – 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.
Payroll – The Auditor’s Office is responsible for the payroll for the more than 400 county employees. Payroll is responsible for the 26 annual pay periods, withholding reports, insurance related matters, and the IPERS retirement plan.
The Auditor is the overseer of the county plats. A copy of all documents dealing with the transfer of real estate recorded in the Recorder’s office is given to the Auditor’s office.
Each document is proofed for accuracy and chain of title. The document is then entered into the transfer record.
Plat & transfer records are maintained showing the ownership of all parcels of land for taxation purposes.