Auditor

Harrison County Auditor
Auditor
Send message to  Susan Bonham

Location
Courthouse, 2nd Floor
111 N 2nd Ave.
Logan, IA 51546


Hours of Operation
Mon. - Fri.
7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone:
(712) 644-2401
Fax:
(712) 644-2643


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Send message to Renee Hack,
Real Estate Clerk
Send message to Liz Lenz,
Drainage Office Clerk
Send message to Susan Bonham,
Auditor
Send message to Kris Pauley,
Deputy Auditor

County Auditor Responsibilities

How does a citizen interact with the Auditor?

A citizen may register to vote at the Auditor's office.

A registered voter may vote an absentee ballot at the Auditor's office, or may request in writing from that office that an absentee ballot be mailed.

Information concerning the ownership, valuation and taxation of property in the county is available in the Auditor's office.

A citizen may schedule an appointment with the Board of Supervisors by contacting the county Auditor.

Public information about budgets, taxes, county expenditures, elections, and the proceedings of the Board of Supervisors is available for examination in the Auditor's office.

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Tax Levies

The Auditor calculates tax rates for all taxing entities in the county (schools, cities, townships, etc.) by applying taxes levied by those entities to the valuation of each property as determined by the  Assessor, and then prepares a tax list showing each taxpayer's share of the total.  These figures are then certified to the   County Treasurer’s Office.  Many of the records prepared in the Auditor's office are maintained permanently and are available for public use.

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Financial

Financial duties of the Auditor include the preparation of the county’s budget from material submitted by its departments and other agencies and issuing payment for all services, materials, and payroll charged to the county.  The Auditor then maintains a ledger for each department in the county throughout the fiscal year (July 1 through June 30).  The Auditor also keeps and maintains permanent financial records for the county.  Many financial reports are published for public information.

For more information regarding the budget or billing, contact Send message to Susan Bonham, Auditor at 644-2401.
For more information regarding payroll, contact Send message to Kris Pauley, Deputy Auditor at 644-2401.

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Board of Supervisors

As clerk to the Board of Supervisors, the Auditor may perform a variety of duties depending on the size of the county.  The Auditor may accept petitions, register complaints or act on routine business in the absence of the Board.  The Auditor often prepares Board meeting agendas, notifies the media, attends all Board meetings, keeps and records Board meeting minutes, and publishes the proceedings in the official county newspapers.  The Auditor initiates bid notices, solicits proposals for county contracts for materials and services, and receives contract proposals.  Official papers dealing with Board of Supervisors’ business are referenced and maintained by the Auditor.

Supervisors meet in the Boardroom every Thursday at 9:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted.  For more information, or to be placed on the agenda, contact Send message to Susan Bonham, Auditor, at 644-2401.

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Elections

As Commissioner of Elections, the Auditor is in charge of all regular and special elections in the county — federal, state, county, city, and school district.  The Auditor prepares and supervises the printing of ballots and/or programming of voting machines as-well-as ordering all election supplies.  The Auditor also conducts training for precinct election officials, and provides information to see that the election laws of Iowa are obeyed.  This is an important trust placed in the Auditor's care.  Assurance that the voting process is conducted according to the law is very important.  The Auditor provides public information regarding voter registration and conducts voter registration efforts in the county.  The Auditor maintains all official voter registration records.  After an election, the Auditor certifies the results to the state or to the political subdivision involved, and issues certificates of election to the proper person.  Some election records are maintained permanently, others for a specified period of time.


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Register to Vote

To vote in an election, you must be a resident of Harrison County and a registered voter.   Registration Forms are available to download from the Secretary of State’s office.  (Because individual signatures are still required, this form will not be able to be completed on-line).  Send the completed and signed form to:

Harrison County Courthouse
Auditor's Office
111 North 2nd Ave.
Logan, IA 51546

If you are a registered voter and require a name, address or party change within Harrison County, you may request that change by contacting the Auditor’s Office at 644-2401 or email Susan Bonham, Auditor.

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Real Estate

The County Auditor enters and maintains records of all real estate transfers in the county.  The Auditor keeps the plat maps and transfer books current, so that the public can examine the books to determine property ownership.  The Auditor’s office works closely with area realtors, attorneys, property owners and other individuals who deal with real estate transactions.

For more information, contact Renee Hack, Real Estate Clerk at 644-2401.






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