Buchanan County Auditor
Updated measures regarding COVID-19:
The welfare of our employees and residents is our top priority. With the uncertainties associated with COVID-19 effective March 24th all non-essential employees will not be reporting to work. If a resident needs an essential service they can call the respective office and leave a message. The department head will be returning calls within 48 hours.
We want to encourage all residents to use online payment services; mail or use the drop box located in the parking lot of the courthouse for payments. Many services provided by county departments can be done online or information is available on the county's website regarding proper paperwork that can be completed and mailed to the appropriate office or dropped off in the drop box. If you have questions regarding a service please telephone or e-mail the appropriate office.
THE COUNTY AUDITOR CAN BE REACHED AT THE BELOW TELEPHONE NUMBER AND/OR EMAIL. IF YOU HAVE NOMINATION PAPERS TO TURN IN, CALL THE OFFICE AND WE WILL MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR ACCEPTING THE PAPERS.
|The office of the County Auditor was created in 1870 as part of a revamping of county government. The duties of the office covered as 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 Institute of Public Affairs has labeled the Auditor's Office as the "Hub of County Government." The County Auditor is an elected position with a term of four years. The Auditor has many responsibilities and works closely with all the County Departments.
Other tasks performed by the Auditor's office include:
Cindy Gosse, Auditor &
Commissioner of Elections
Filing and maintaining insurance policies and surety bonds.
Filing Manure Management Plans and Livestock Confinement Construction Permits.
Acceptance Facility for the processing of passports.
Preparing reports required by the Bureau of Census, Bureau of Labor, OSHA, and Workforce Development of Iowa.
Fees for copies, faxes, plat books, etc.
Auditor's Office is located: 1st Floor of Courthouse - 210 5th Ave. NE, Independence, IA
Phone: (319) 334-4109
Fax: (319) 334-4234