The Roles & Responsibilities of the Treasurer’s Office
The treasurer, being a curator for Story County, is responsible for the receipt, management, disbursement, financial reporting, and investment of all monies paid to the county and serves as an agent for the State of Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa Department of Revenue. The county treasurer is elected every four years at a general election and serves as the county finance officer.
The treasurer compiles composite reports from individual record books to general ledgers and reviews and reconciles receipts, bills, and cash received to assure accuracy of figures to prevent discrepancies and financial loss. In addition, the treasurer categorizes, indexes, files, and deposits materials, forms, and monies received to assure public funds are administered properly.
The treasurer is responsible for the proper receipt, accounting, and disbursement of county funds within the proper policies established by the State of Iowa, Story County Board of Supervisors, and corporate and unincorporated taxing entities for adequate financial control.
Duties in Brief
- Motor vehicle titling and registration
- Collecting Use Tax
- Preparing and mailing annual tax statements for property tax collections
- Tax apportionment to all taxing bodies and investment of county funds
- Balancing financial records
- Collecting and accounting for all funds coming into the county from the various departments
- Most importantly, serving the community