Duties: The auditor's office runs elections, keeps county budgeting and accounting records, and acts as clerk to the board of supervisors.
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, Fairfield, Iowa
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Auditor (elected official):
Scott Reneker, assumed office 01/01/1993, term expires 2020
The County Auditor has an interesting and diverse range of duties and functions. The five main functions are:
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.
Election and voting information for the entire state can be found on the Iowa state website, https://www.sos.iowa.gov.
Voter Registration information: https://www.sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterinformation/voterregistration.html.