The County Treasurer’s office is responsible for managing county funds by receipting and accounting for monies belonging to or in the custody of the county. These monies are represented by various sources including real estate taxes, state and federal aids and credits, grants, and various fees for services provided.
Accurate records must be maintained of disbursements for expenses incurred. All checks are signed in the treasurer’s office and checks for general bills and the county’s payroll are disbursed from the office.
A sufficient cash flow must be maintained at all times. The treasurer invests county funds not immediately needed maintaining security and liquidity while achieving maximum returns within the guidelines set by state statutes and the County Investment Policy.
Bank accounts are reconciled on a daily and monthly basis. Reports summarizing the account detail is provided on a daily, monthly and annual basis.
The Treasurer’s office coordinates preparation and processing of tax rolls and tax bills on an annual basis. Tax Collection Agreements are in place with two municipalities allowing the county to collect first installment property taxes for those municipalities. The office also collects postponed and delinquent property taxes for all municipalities as outlined in Wisconsin statutes.
Complete records are maintained of all settlements between state and local government for 34 municipalities in Fond du Lac County.
The office administers and maintains records of Ag Use Conversions, Lottery Credits and Unclaimed County Funds according to state statutes.
The treasurer is responsible for issuing tax certificates and performing tax foreclosure proceedings through the in-rem tax foreclosure process.
Accurate records are maintained for archives and public inspection per open record laws.