Board of Supervisors, Jefferson County, Iowa

Auditor's Office

Duties: The auditor's office runs elections, keeps county budgeting and accounting records, and acts as clerk to the board of supervisors.

Local election and voting information is on the Elections Page.  Election and voting information for the state can be found on the Iowa state website, www.sos.iowa.gov.

FOR LOCAL ELECTION NEWS - Click here for the Jefferson County Election News page

Courthouse Cornerstone

The Agenda for the next Board of Supervisor's meeting and the Minutes of Meetings can be found on the Agenda/Minutes webpage.

Location: Jefferson County Courthouse, 1st floor
  Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Telephone: 641-472-2840
Email: auditor@jeffersoncountyia.com

Auditor (elected official):
Scott Reneker, assumed office 01/01/1993, term expires 2016

The County Auditor has an interesting and diverse range of duties and functions.  The five main functions are:

  • Preparing and certifying tax levies
  • Maintaining financial records
  • Clerk to the Board of Supervisors
  • Commissioner of Elections
  • Keeping Real Estate Transfer records

In 1851, the first Code of Iowa gave the duties covered by the office of the County Auditor to the County Judge.  With the formation of the Board of Supervisors in 1861, the duties were passed to the Clerk of Court.  In 1870, as a part of reorganizing county government, the office of County Auditor was created.  It was in the early 1970's that the State Legislature added the duties of Commissioner of Elections to the office.  The County Auditor is an elected position, with a term of four years.

RELATED LINKS & RESOURCES:

Election and voting information for the entire state can be found on the Iowa state website, www.sos.iowa.gov.

Voter Registration information: www.sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterinformation/voterregistration.html.

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