The Treasurer acts as the custodian of all county funds, and as such is responsible for receipting, recording and investing all money received by the various departments within the County. As Investment Officer for the County, the Treasurer is responsible for the safeguarding and investing of these monies, acting in accordance with the County’s Investment Policy.
The Treasurer is responsible for the collection of delinquent real property taxes. Through a process referred to as “settlement,” the County Treasurer receives all delinquent taxes from the townships and cities in the county on March 1 each year. From the Delinquent Tax Fund, these townships and cities are “made whole” for all taxes due, and the responsibility for collecting those taxes becomes that of the County Treasurer.