The Treasurer is the chief investment officer of the county. Cash flow is managed on a daily basis and investments are made to ensure funds are available to meet the needs of the county. Eligible investments include government backed securities, collateralized certificate of deposits and other safe instruments as provided for in Section 135 of the Ohio Revised Code. Safety, liquidity and earning a market rate of return on the county’s money are primary responsibilities of the Treasurer.
The Treasurer is also the cash manager for the county. The Treasurer’s Office acts much like a bank. The Treasurer collects all payments received by the county. These receipts are collected in a variety of ways: over the counter by cashiers, through the mail, over the Internet, through other agencies, electronically, in cash or by check. The Treasurer deposits all revenue into the county’s account. County expenses are paid for by warrants issued by the Auditor. The warrants are then redeemed by the Treasurer after they go through the bank. The Treasurer keeps track of the balances of transactions and balances daily with the Auditor.
The Treasurer does not determine who will pay taxes or property values. The Treasurer provides real estate and manufactured home tax bills to taxpayers and then accepts those tax payments. The collection period for Real Estate and Manufactured Home taxes take place twice a year. The Treasurer also collects Personal Property taxes twice per year. Taxpayers who do not pay their taxes in a timely manner are charged interest and penalties. Taxpayers may contest a late-payment penalty by filing an Application for the Remission of Real Property and Manufactured Home Late Payment Penalties (Form 23A). The names of taxpayers who are certified delinquent will be published in the newspaper by the County Auditor in accordance with Ohio Revised Code. Taxpayers who have delinquent property taxes may be subject to foreclosure. The Treasurer’s Office offers several payment plan options to help taxpayers meet their tax obligations.
The Treasurer also serves on several boards including the Budget Commission, the Board of Revision, the Investment Advisory Board, Microfilming Board, and the Data Processing Board.
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