Treasurer

Responsibilities

The county treasurer is the custodian of all funds for the county and its governmental subdivisions, maintaining financial records reflecting the receipt and disbursement of funds in accordance with generally accepted accounting principals. Funds are disbursed on warrants issued by the county Auditor and other district authorities.

Real & Personal Property Taxes

The treasurer bills and collects all real and personal property taxes certified on the tax rolls of the county, including foreclosure proceedings against properties for the non-payment of tax. Funds held in the county treasury are invested for the benefit of various funds in accordance with statutory guidelines.

View Columbia County tax levy sheets for 2007 through 2020.

Bonded Indebtedness

The treasurer accounts for and pays all bonded indebtedness for the county and its governmental subdivisions.

Acting Agent for Department of Revenue

In addition, the treasurer acts as agent for the Department of Revenue in the administration of real estate excise tax and administers all surplus property sales for the county.