Louisa County Auditor
County Auditor’s Office
The office of County Auditor was created in 1870 as part of a revamping of county government. The duties of the office covered areas that had previously been given to the County Judge in 1851 in the first Code of Iowa, and then to the Clerk of Court in 1861, with the formation of the Board of Supervisors. The State Legislature added the duties of Commissioner of Elections in the early 1970’s. The County Auditor is an elected position with a term of four years.
Information provided by the Iowa State Association of County Auditors, 1995.
Duties of the Auditor’s Office
Official County Plats –Maintains records of all real estate transfers in the county. The Auditor keeps plat maps and transfer books current, so the public can examine the books to determine property ownership.
Budget and Taxes –The Auditor calculates tax rates for all taxing entities, prepares the county budget and maintains financial records.
Commissioner of Elections — The Auditor maintains all official voter registration records, prepares and supervises the printing of ballots and programming of voting machines, orders all election supplies, conducts training for precinct election officials and provides information to see that the election laws of Iowa are obeyed. After an election, the Auditor certifies the results to the state or to the political subdivision involved and issues certificates of election to the proper persons. See more election details.
Secretary to the Board of Supervisors — The Auditor prepares the agendas, notifies the media, attends all Board meetings and records Board Minutes, initiates bid notices, solicits proposals for county contracts for materials and services and receives contract proposals.
Permits –The Auditor processes cigarette licenses, beer & liquor permits for businesses in unincorporated areas. Establishments within a city’s limits may apply with the city clerk.
Download forms, fill out and bring to the Auditor’s office. Forms are also available in the office.
New Federal requirements have gone into effect. When completing an application please note the statement regarding your contact with the Federal Buereas of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms and that you have received a Federal Permit as required.
Print the county application and fill out and return to above address.