Auditor-Treasurer

Angela Djonne, Auditor-Treasurer
 


Contact Information:

600 6th Street, Suite 5
Madison, MN 56256

Email: auditor-treasurer@lqpco.com

Property Taxes: (320) 598-3648
Motor Vehicle and Driver's License: (320) 598-7444
Fax: (320) 598-3125


The Lac qui Parle County Auditor-Treasurer's office is the central financial and human resources department for the County. In addition, the Auditor-Treasurer's Office carries out a wide variety of miscellaneous functions delegated by Minnesota statute. The office is managed by Auditor-Treasurer Angela Djonne, who was appointed by the County Board of Commissioners in 2021. The Auditor-Treasurer's office is staffed by five full-time employees.

The responsibilities of the Auditor-Treasurer's Office are broken into five major areas:

  • HR Administration
  • Financial Administration
  • License Center
  • Elections Administration
  • Property Tax Administration


Human Resources Administration

  • Payroll administration, including payment of payroll, payroll taxes, insurance premiums, and pension benefits.
  • Maintenance of employee records.
  • Policy development and administration.
  • Employee benefit administration.

Financial Administration

  • County Budget Administration.
  • Oversight and maintenance of the accounting system.
  • Processing of all disbursements.
  • Preparation of the County’s Comptrehensive Annual Financial Statements.
  • County Treasury Administration

Audited Financial Statements

License Center

  • Minnesota motor vehicle registrations and title transfers.
  • Driver's Licenses and Personal ID Cards.
  • MN DNR Licenses, including registrations for off-highway vehicles, boats and personal watercraft, and snowmobiles.
  • Liquor sales licenses for jurisdictions located outside the boundaries of individual cities.
  • Tobacco retail sales licenses for all jurisdictions in Lac qui Parle County.

Election Administration

The Auditor-Treasurer is designated by the Secretary of State as Register of Voters and is the Chief Election Officer of the County. Election duties include:

  • Conduct primary and general elections and any special countywide elections
  • Train election judges and officials
  • Print election ballots
  • Act as filing officer for county races
  • Distribute absentee ballots
  • Tabulate and report election results from voting districts

Property Tax Administration

Each taxing district within the county must certify a tax levy and special assessments to the Auditor-Treasurer's Office. The Auditor-Treasurer's Office tabulates all of the levies and special assessments and then calculates the amount of real estate, personal, and mobile home tax that will be paid by each property owner in the county based on the valuations certified by the County Assessor. Upon completion of the calculation of the tax, statements are distributed to all taxpayers indicating the amount of tax due and the due dates for payment of these taxes.

After each tax deadline the Auditor-Treasurer's Office must reconcile all collections for accuracy and pay out to each taxing district their appropriate share of the taxes collected. State Statutes specify when these payments must be made.

Property taxes that have not been paid to the county at the end of the tax collection year are considered delinquent. A list of delinquent taxpayers is published in the official county newspaper each year.

Miscellaneous

Other miscellaneous responsibilities of the Auditor-Treasurer's Office include:

  • Maintenance of the Register of Bonded Indebtedness for all taxing districts in the county.
  • Redistricting of County Commissioner districts.
  • Public drainage (ditch) system accounting and administration.
  • Public information requests.
  • Sales of county plat books.