Buchanan County Auditor
**THE AUDITOR'S OFFICE WILL BE CLOSING AT NOON TO THE PUBLIC ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2019 TO CLOSE THE BOOKS FOR THE END OF THE CALENDAR YEAR.**
|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