Poweshiek County Auditor

PH  641-623-5443

Missy Eilander, Auditor/Commissioner of Elections  –  January 2007

Laura Tish – April 2006

Susan Gray – May 2019

     Kristin Davidson – April 2021

Duties of the Poweshiek County Auditor

Clerk to the Board of Supervisors
  • Schedules and posts Board of Supervisors Agenda. Records and preserves Board minutes and publishes proceedings in official newspapers.
  • The Auditor is the Custodian of the Courthouse under the direction of the Board of Supervisors.
  • Responsible for official documents, Resolutions, contracts, leases and ordinances.

Financial Accounting

  • Compile, calculate and monitor the County operating budget
  • Prepare annual financial report
  • Record all financial claims against the County and issue checks for all claims allowed by the Board of Supervisors
  • Prepare County payroll and issue payroll checks to all employees
  • Serve as Trust Officer of the County Self Funded Health Insurance Plan


  • Registers voters and maintains all voter registration records
  • Prepares and supervises the printing a ballots
  • Issues absentee ballots
  • Trains election workers
  • Conducts elections – Primary, general, city, school and special
  • Prepare canvass and certificates of election

Election Links

Real Estate

  • Maintain official county plat books showing owners of all lands and town lots in Poweshiek County.
  • Enter all real estate deeds in plat and transfer books after being recorded. Record and file change of title estates.
  • Compute tax levies, prepare tax list, and certify same to the County Treasurer for collection.
  • Prepare real estate valuation reports for other taxing entities budget preparation
  • Administer tax incremental financing districts
  • Real Estate Levy Rates 2020, Payable 2021-2022
  • Archived Levy Rates
  • Online Historical Index Books


  • Secretary for the Civil Service Commission
  • Issue Cigarette license to all applicants outside the City limits with Board of Supervisors approval
  • Sell plat books


Office Hours 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

PHONE 641-623-5443
FAX 641-623-2363
Auditor’s e-mail:

P.O. BOX 57
302 E. MAIN