Catherine Smith, Monroe County Treasurer
The County Treasurer is a constitutional officer of the county, elected for a four year term from the county at large with prohibition against serving more than two consecutive terms. The Treasurer is charged with the responsibility of being the custodian of all money belonging to the county, and is responsible for the accounting of money received and disbursed from county funds. As the county chief financial officer the treasurer is vested with the authority and is charged with the duty of collecting all taxes and assessments which are payable to the county.
Examples of County Treasurer's duties include:
- Custodian of all money belonging to the County
- Bills and Collect Property taxes (Real Estate, Personal and Mobile Homes)
- Taxes involved in Bankruptcy
- Collect Inheritance Tax
- Collect Innkeeper Tax
- Issue tax clearance for alcoholic beverage permits
- Transfer Mobile Homes
- Invest County funds
- Conduct Annual Tax Sale
- pursuant to Indiana Statute I.C. 6-1:1-24. Properties for Tax Sale will be certified on July 1st of each year.
- Tax Sale date will be published in Newspaper.
- Search and collect delinquent taxes of public employees
- Send Demand Notices on Personal Property