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County Services & Taxes

Everyone wants to know where their tax money goes for county government services.

Below is a list of tax-supported services. The County Council oversees and approves budgets and expenditures for these departments.

  • Agriculture Extension and 4-H

  • Airport

  • Assessor

  • Auditor

  • Clerk

  • Coroner

  • Circuit Court

  • Emergency Management

  • Health Services

  • Highways

  • Human Resources

  • Legal

  • Parks & Recreation

  • Planning

  • Probation

  • Prosecutor

  • Public Defender

  • Recorder

  • Sheriff, Probation, and Correctional Center (jail)

  • Soil & Water Conservation

  • Solid Waste Management

  • Surveyor

  • Treasurer

  • Veterans' Affairs

  • Voter Registration

  • Weights & Measures

  • Youth Services Bureau


To know more about the services these departments provide, see:

Other local taxing-units cover the services provided by public schools, county library, fire districts, and townships–which provide public assistance, fire protection, and parks for township residents. The County Council reviews budgets of all these units but does not make binding decisions.

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