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Auditor/Treasurer

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Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm
507-765-3811 or 507-765-4701
fax: 507-765-2662 
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Charlene Meiners,
Appointed Auditor/Treasurer
101 Fillmore Street PO Box 627
Preston, MN  55965

The Auditor/Treasurer is elected by the citizens of Fillmore County to serve a four-year term. Basic duties of the Fillmore County Auditor/Treasurer's Office include: 

  • Calculate tax rates and taxes due based on the levy request submitted by the county, cities, school districts and special taxing districts
  • Prepare Truth in Taxation Notices and Property Tax Statements for every taxable real and personal property in the county
  • Maintain and collect property taxes and distribute the tax collections to the proper taxing district
  • Work with tax credits and special tax deferments
  • Administer Tax Increment Financing as it pertains to tax calculation
  • Maintain special assessments for cities and townships; apply the payments for collection and remit the annual installments to the proper taxing district
  • Conduct Tax Forfeiture Land Sales on behalf of the county
  • Maintain the tax roll through updates to ownership, splits and transfers
  • Chief Elections Administrator for the county
  • Process liquor, gambling, auctioneer and tobacco licenses
  • Responsible for Fillmore County Vital Statistics which provides records of births, death and marriages
  • Registration of Notary Commissions for the State of Minnesota 
  • Responsible for passport administration

The Auditor/Treasurer's Office is required by law to maintain records for all funds received and expended. 

Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(open through noon hour)

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