The Iron County Treasurer’s Office is here to serve you. We accept cash, money orders, credit/debit cards, personal checks, business checks and cashier checks. We have office space and a computer terminal available for public use.
The office of the County Treasurer was established by the Michigan State Constitution (Article VII, Section 4). The four-year term of office is filled by partisan election. The duties and powers of the County Treasurer are provided by state law. The two main roles of the Treasurer are as the custodian of all county funds and the collector of delinquent taxes. Additionally, the Treasurer fulfills many other duties.
The County receives money from several sources. The principal source of revenue is an ad valorem property tax. Other income is received from state and federal grants, interest income and various service and license fees. Many of the county’s departments collect money in the course of their business. This money is periodically deposited with the Treasurer, who is, in a sense, the county’s banker. Besides revenue items, the Treasurer is responsible for large amounts of money for various entities of the County.
The office is responsible for accounting of all revenue coming to the county for investments of idle funds; for the securities and monies held in financial institutions; collection of delinquent property taxes; certification of deeds and plat maps and other documents pertaining to tax histories and litigation’s.
Some also serve as Treasurer and/or member of building authorities, parks and recreation commissions, library boards, local development companies, economic commissions, planning boards, deferred compensation boards, drainage boards, and appointed administrative agents for tax administration funds.
The functions of this office are dictated by state statutes, under the guidance of the Bureau of Local Government Services Audit Division and the State Treasury Department.