This collection consists of bonds, tax rates and tax information pamphlets, County Auditor's Office records, Tax Collector's
receipts, portraits, receipt books, and a scrap book.
The county treasurer was established as an elective office at the County's creation in 1850. The
treasurer's duties were to collect money due the County and to appropriately disperse funds. The
treasurer also served as tax collector in 1850, after which time the sheriff collected state and county
taxes. The office of tax collector was officially created as an elected office in 1861. From 1876 to
1893, the treasurer served as ex-officio tax collector. The county recorder served as county auditor
until 1893, although the auditor was officially a separate office after 1860. The auditor's duties
were to examine the accounts maintained by the county treasurer. In 1951, the new county charter
established the treasurer, as well as the tax collector and auditor, as appointed positions. In 1958,
the office of controller was created to assume the responsibilities of the auditor. In 1967, the
controller/treasurer office was created to consolidate the functions of the treasurer, tax collector,
and auditor. Currently, the controller/treasurer is part of the County's Department of Finance.
3 folders, 2 portraits, 2 framed bonds, 2 framed drawings, 1 framed print, 15 bound volumes
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