Auditor

The County Auditor's position was changed in January 2022 from a 4-year elected term to a position appointed by the County Board of Commissioners.


Accounting

Both the Auditor's Office and Treasurer's Office maintain financial records for the county. These duties include periodic financial reports and the annual financial statement for the county. 

  

Ditches

The Auditor's Office is the keeper of the financial records for each drainage system and is responsible for filing ditch liens and assessments for maintenance.

Redistricting 

New boundaries were drawn to accommodate for population changes through a "redistricting" process which takes place once per decade. The states "Who Represents me?" search tool can provide quick clarification for anyone who has questions regarding a particular address.  


Elections

The Auditor serves as the chief election officer of the county. In this capacity, the Auditor is responsible for training election judges and officials, printing ballots, registering voters, absentee ballot administration, filing certain candidates, and providing ballots and election supplies to the 30 voting precincts of the county. The Auditor's Office also maintains current voter information for the county on the Statewide Voter Registration System.  See Quick Links on right side of screen.


March 2023 Township Elections

March 14th, 2023 Township Elections will be for the following townships: Acton, Cedar Mills, Collinwood, Dassel, Ellsworth, Forest City, Forest Prairie, Greenleaf, Kingston, Litchfield, Manannah, Swede Grove and Union Grove. (Cosmos, Danielson, Darwin and Harvey hold their township elections in November.)


 Meeker County townships and cities voting entirely by MAIL BALLOT
: For Primary and General Elections

Cedar Mills City & Township           Darwin Township                            Harvey Township

Cosmos City & Township                Ellsworth Township                        Kingston City

Danielson Township                        Forest City Township

Their active poll site is the Meeker County Courthouse, Auditor’s Office.

Licensing

The Auditor's Office provides license service for retail sales of beer, liquor, and tobacco. Other licenses include auctioneer, public fireworks display and transient merchant.


Parcel Ownership
The Auditor's Office maintains up-to-date records of the ownership, taxpayer addresses, and property legal descriptions on each parcel of land in the county. Daily changes are made involving transfers, sales, splits, mortgages, etc. The property tax link below is updated daily to show the most recent payment information, and annually in March to show ownership and parcel specific legal descriptions.

  

Taxes

The Auditor calculates the tax capacity rates on which all taxes are levied, and computes taxes on each of the approximately 18,000 parcels of land for real and personal property. These taxes are based on the budgets of the county, townships, cities, school districts, and special taxing districts. Special assessments for cities, county and townships, as certified, are calculated and assigned to the proper parcel for collection and then remitted to the taxing districts. 

Proposed Initial Tax Rates for Payable 2023.


The office maintains the status of delinquent tax records, applying late penalties, fees and interest, and mails and publishes notices as required by State of Minnesota Statutes.  To obtain your payment status you can access that information by clicking on Tax Payment Status.


Truth in Taxation

Proposed Property Taxes and Supplemental Budget/Levy Information for payable 2023:
New for taxes payable in 2023, in addition to the mailed Proposed Property Tax Notice, taxpayers will be provided with supplemental budget information. 


This information is provided by the county, city and school districts. A comparison of two years of budgets information for each of the jurisdictions in Meeker County can be located on their individual web pages. for more detailed information, we encourage attending the budget and levy meetings. We are also providing web site links and telephone contact information.  


2023 Supplement.