The County Auditor is the Chief Fiscal Officer in the County. It is his/her responsibility to account for the millions of dollars received each year by the various county offices and agencies. They also issue warrants (checks) in payment of all County obligations, including the distribution of tax dollars to each township, village, school district, library and county agency.
The Auditor is the paymaster for all county employees. He/she also distributes motor vehicle license fees, gasoline taxes, estate taxes, fines and local government funds in addition to real estate, personal property and manufactured home taxes.
As Chief Fiscal Officer, the Auditor is required to prepare the county's annual financial report.