The Auditor/Treasurer’s office interacts with Commissioners, the Administrator, other county departments, residents, vendors, elected officials, state and federal agencies, cities, school districts, townships and special districts. The Auditor/Treasurer is the county's chief financial officer, property tax administrator, as well as the chief election official at the county level. The Auditor/Treasurer is also a member, by statute, of the County Board of Equalization and the county canvassing board.
Accounting & Financial Reporting
The Auditor/Treasurer's office issues payments for county department obligations, including consolidated payroll and related liabilities, collects all county revenues, prepares monthly reports and the annual financial statement.
The office invests all surplus county funds, maintains and monitors the county's investment portfolio and all county bank accounts, and reconciles monthly statements from banks and brokers.
The office handles property tax administration which includes calculation of property taxes, collection and monitoring of current and delinquent real estate tax records, escrow management, settlement of tax receipts to taxing entities, forfeited land proceedings and special assessments including ditches.
Duties of the chief election officer include candidate filing, voter registration, ballot preparation, roster generation, training of election judges and clerks, maintenance of the State Voter Registration System, election reporting to the secretary of state and review for the Canvassing Board.
County Drainage Ditches
The Auditor/Treasurer is a liaison between the benefited property owners on official county drainage ditches and the County Board.
The office is a multi-licensing office that offers the following licenses:
- Transient merchant
Driver’s license, permits and identification cards are processed in the Auditor/Treasurer's office at the Lyon County Government Center. Vision test and photos are taken in our office.
Exams and road tests are done at 601 N. Hwy 59 at the License Exam Station.
For vehicle registration, tabs, automobile licensing, etc you must go to the Automobile Licensing Bureau at 302 W Redwood Street.