Duties of the County Treasurer

The Treasurer is elected by vote of the county at large for a term of four years with a prohibition against serving more than two terms within 12 years. His office is provided for in the constitution. The Treasurer is also authorized to serve as the fiscal officer in some cities.

The functions of the Treasurer are to collect, to retain custody of, and to disburse county funds. He has charge of the collection of delinquent taxes (including sale of real property to taxes when authorized) and is required on a daily basis to enter all judgments paid in the appropriate record maintained in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court. He collects local and state general property taxes for all units in the county, inheritance taxes, the tax on capital stock and surplus building and each association. The Treasurer is required annually to send each person charged with taxes a statement of the amount of property tax owed.

In addition to his other functions, the Treasurer serves as treasurer ex officio of the County Board of Education, and as treasurer to the Board of Hospital Trustees in some counties.

Information contained herein was taken from:

  • County Ordinances of Appropriations and Salary Ordinances
  • HERE IS YOUR INDIANA GOVERNMENT which is published by the Indiana State Chamber of Commerce
  • Association of Indiana Counties Legislative Bulletin
  • INDIANA HANDBOOK OF TAXES, REVENUES, AND APPROPRIATIONS which is published by Indiana Legislative Services Agency, Office of Fiscal Management Analysis
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