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Janie Harris

Janie Harris


(740) 385-3517

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County Treasurer

County Treasurers in all of Ohio's 88 counties have traditionally served as the local tax collector.  However, tighter budgets and increasing demands at the local level have changed the face of the position of the County Treasurer and increased expectations for this important occupation.

Today's treasurer serves as the County's Chief Investments Officer, has established sophisticated delinquent tax collection programs and initiated tax escrow programs being used as a budgeting tool for taxpayers who find it difficult to pay the semi annual tax bill.

As a result, those that hold this position must be dedicated to the concept of the efficient management of their offices and safeguarding local funds.


Treasurers' Roles and Responsibilities

County Treasurers, who are elected to four-year terms, serve as the County Banker, County Investment Manger, Tax Collector and Safekeeper of all taxes.


Basic Responsibilities include:

  • collection of local taxes, most noted are Real Estate.  Also includes, tax on Manufactured Homes, and Special Assessments.
  • Receives all monies collected by other County Departments.
  • Preparation of daily and monthly statements of funds submitted to the County Auditor, which are subject to annual review by the State Auditor.
  • Cash manager and leader in fiscal management and accountability.
  • Investor of all county monies, providing best return in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code.
  • Is furnished the highest bond in the county.


Serves as a member on the following boards:

Investment Advisory Board
Provides board with financial data, investment portfolio status, financial forecasting and current and future interest schedules.

Board of Revision
has oversight of complaints filed by property owners who feel their property values are too high.

Budget Commission
Reviews budgets submitted by local subdivisions.