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126 S. Clark St.
Forest City, IA 50436
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Contact Information

641-585-9302 (Fax)


Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Holiday Closures

Our Team

Karla Weiss
Kris Oswald
Deputy/Drainage Clerk
Chelsey Ostrander
Auditor Clerk
Colleen Lamping
Election Clerk


The County Auditor's primary functions are:

  • Financial and Accounting RecordsPrepares County budget and monthly and annual financial reports of the County. Administers payroll and benefits for all county employees. Prepares claims and issues checks for payment of invoices, and maintain records of all county financial reports.
  • Real EstateMaintains official County property transfer and plat books.
  • Elections & Voter RegistrationConducts all elections for county, cities, schools, special districts & the State of Iowa. Registers and maintains voter records.
  • Property TaxationPrepares the annual report of assessed and taxable valuations of property in the county for use by all local governmental entities in the preparation of their budgets. Reviews and certifies budgets of all local governments in the county. Computes and certifies tax levies for taxing districts. Prepares tax lists for collection by the Treasurer.
  • Clerk to the Board of SupervisorsPrepares meeting agendas, prepares and maintains minutes of Board proceedings, and maintains Board records.
  • Custodian of the Courthouse: Oversight of the care and maintenance of the courthouse subject to the direction of the Board of Supervisors.
  • Maintains files for Liquor & Cigarette Licenses as approved by the Board.

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