Financial duties of the Auditor include the preparation of the County's budget from material submitted by its departments and other agencies and issuing payment for all services, materials and payroll charged to the Madison County. 

  Madison County, Iowa - Auditor

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The County Auditor is ex-officio clerk of the Board of Supervisors, and the following are some of the duties:

Custodian of buildings subject to Board of Supervisors
Computes tax levies, figures taxes and prepares tax books for Treasurer
Keeps journal of the Board of Supervisors proceedings
Compiles and computes agricultural land credits, homestead credits, military exemptions and apportions on tax lists
Issues warrants for claims, files and records claims allowed by Supervisors
Files plats, profiles, custodian of voting machines
Clerk of official canvass of elections, receives and records elections returns and certifies same to Secretary of State
Keeps tax account and cash account with County Treasurer showing all receipts and expenditures
Keeps and records reports of county officers, township clerks and trustees
Custodian of official bonds of all officers, except the Auditor, Board of Supervisors and Magistrates
Assesses property omitted by Assessor and the County Board of Review
Prepares and publishes financial report at end of each year
Issues cigarette, beer and liquor licenses to dealers outside cities

Madison County Township Financial Statements can be viewed in the Auditor's Office, Monday thru Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Shelley Kaster

Shelley D. Kaster, Auditor
Address of
Auditor's office:
Madison County Courthouse
112 N John Wayne Dr.
Winterset, Iowa 50273

Hours Office is open:
Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M - 4:30 P.M.

Phone Number:
(515) 462-3914

FAX Number:
(515) 705-0348

Employees in
Auditor's Office:
 First Deputy
Payton Eads Second Deputy
Lance Coulter Auditor Clerk

Auditor's Forms:
Downloadable forms
used in the Auditor's office

Auditor's Links:
Iowa State
Association of Counties

Other Related Links:

Department of Management County Budgets

Department of Management Valuation Data

Index of Iowa Code

Iowa Administrative Code

U.S. Passport Agency

Madison County Courthouse - 1875

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