Union County Auditor

Union County Auditor Keep updated on elections, weather alerts, passport information, and other county information.
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The County Auditor's main functions are: Real Estate - Maintains official County property transfer and plat books. Elections & Voter Registration - Conducts all elections for County, Cities, Schools,Special Districts & State of Iowa. Registers and maintains voter records. Property Taxation - Prepares the annual report of assessed and taxable valuations of property in the county for use by all local governmental entities in preparation of their budgets. Reviews and certifies budgets of all local governments in the county. Computes and certifies tax levies for taxing districts. Prepares tax lists for collection by the Treasurer. Clerk to the Board of Supervisors - Prepares meeting agendas, prepares and maintains minutes of Board proceedings, and maintains Board records. Custodian of the Courthouse - Oversight of the care and maintenance of the courthouse subject to direction of the Board of Supervisors. Maintains files for Liquor & Cigarette Licenses as approved by the Board Passport Agency - Effective May 1, 2011, the Union County Auditor’s Office is a passport acceptance agent for the US Department of State Federal Passport Agency. Financial duties of the Auditor include the preparation of the County's budget from material submitted by its departments and other agencies, and issuing payment for all services, materials and payroll charged to the County. The Auditor then maintains a ledger for each departmnet in the County throughout the fiscal year (July 1 through June 30). The Auditor also keeps and maintains permanent financial records for the County. Many financial reports are published for public information. The Auditor calculates tax rates for all taxing entities in the county (schools, cities, townships, etc) By applying taxes levied by those entities to the valuation of each property as determined by the Assessor and then prepares a tax list showing each taxpayer's share of the total. These figures are then certified to the County Treasurer's Office for collection. Many of the records prepared in the Auditor's office are maintained permanently and are available for public use.

Mission: Our goals in serving the citizens of Union County: Provide accurate and reliable financial records, with full and complete disclosure of the County's finances. Preserve integrity and fairness in the election process. Provide efficient and knowledgeable service and be a key resource for information about Union County.

The Auditors Office will be open until 5:00pm on Friday February 21, 2020.  This is the last day we can mail out absente...
02/20/2020

The Auditors Office will be open until 5:00pm
on Friday February 21, 2020. This is the last day we can mail out absentee ballots and to pre-register to vote in the East Union School and Creston Community School PPEL Election that will be held on March 3rd, 2020.

01/17/2020

Due to inclement weather the Union County Offices in the Courthouse will be closing today 01/17/2020 at 10:00 AM.

01/10/2020

Union County offices in the Courthouse will be closing at 2:30 today due to the weather conditions

01/10/2020

Union County Offices in the Courthouse will be closed at 2:30 today due to the weather conditions

Our office will be closed Tuesday, December 24th and Wednesday, December 25th to spend Christmas with our loved ones. Sa...
12/23/2019

Our office will be closed Tuesday, December 24th and Wednesday, December 25th to spend Christmas with our loved ones. Safe Travels this Holiday Season and a Merry Christmas to everyone from the Union County Iowa Auditor's Office.

11/06/2019

I would like to give a HUGE thank you to our Union County Poll Works!! You all did an awesome job!!! And thank you to my staff...Elections Deputy Tandy Steele, 2nd Deputy Sara Sanson, and 2nd Deputy Mindi Eslinger..you guys rock!!!!

Bumming around the Auditor's Office today!!  Happy Halloween from the Union County Courthouse!!  Be safe tonight trick-o...
10/31/2019

Bumming around the Auditor's Office today!! Happy Halloween from the Union County Courthouse!! Be safe tonight trick-or-treating!!

10/24/2019

Friday, October 25th is the last day we can mail out Absentee Ballots for the City School Election on November 5th. We must receive your request form tomorrow by 5:00 PM. This is also the last day for you to pre-register to vote. If you have any questions please give us a call at 641-782-1701.

The Union County Auditor's office is wearing purple today in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 💜
10/24/2019

The Union County Auditor's office is wearing purple today in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 💜

10/15/2019

🇺🇲️ Absentee Voting for the 2019 City and School Election is now open for Union County Residents! 🇺🇲️

You can vote at the counter or you can print an Absentee Ballot Request Form fromhttps://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/absenteeballotapp.pdf and mail your request to:
The Auditor's Office
300 N. Pine Street
Creston, IA 50801.

Sample ballots are available on our website: https://unioncountyiowa.org/departments/auditor/elections/

🇺🇲️🇺🇲️🇺🇲️ Tomorrow is "National Voter Registration Day". 🇺🇲️🇺🇲️🇺🇲️You can register to vote online at: https://sos.iowa.g...
09/23/2019
Voter Registration

🇺🇲️🇺🇲️🇺🇲️ Tomorrow is "National Voter Registration Day". 🇺🇲️🇺🇲️🇺🇲️
You can register to vote online at:

https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterinformation/voterregistration.html?ref=voteusa

Voter Registration To vote in Iowa, you must be registered to vote.To qualify to register to vote, you must be: A U.S. citizen, An Iowa resident, and At least 17 years old. A person may vote if they will be 18 years old on or before election day. In the case of primary elections, a person may vote i...

09/10/2019

RE: Voter Registration Information Card

There have been many changes in legislation this year. One change was consolidating the City and School Elections, and as a result your polling place may have changed. The Secretary of State will be sending all active voters a new Voter Registration Information Card. This card will have your polling places outlined. Not everyone will see a change.

Please note that you are required by Iowa Code to present your Driver’s License at the polls and this card is only informational.

Anyone without a Driver’s License will be able to present this card as a form of identification. Please remember to sign the voter identification card.

If you have any questions please call 641-782-1701.

Thank You Cathy Dryden for your 30Years of Service as the Law Enforcement Center Board Chairperson.
06/10/2019

Thank You Cathy Dryden for your 30Years of Service as the Law Enforcement Center Board Chairperson.

04/19/2019

The Union County Offices will close at noon today in observance of Good Friday. Have a great Easter weekend everyone!!

04/04/2019

The Courthouse internet and phones are down, estimated repair time per Mediacom is around 11:30

The Public Hearing for the 3rd Reading of the Wind Farm Ordinance is set for April 8, 2019 @ 10:00 AM in Union County Bo...
04/02/2019

The Public Hearing for the 3rd Reading of the Wind Farm Ordinance is set for April 8, 2019 @ 10:00 AM in Union County Board of Supervisor’s Office. For more detail and a copy of the proposed ordinance check out our County website at: http://unioncountyiowa.org/

Union County has a new Assessor! Mindy Schaefer was appointed by the Assessor Conference Board tonight. She will start M...
03/28/2019

Union County has a new Assessor! Mindy Schaefer was appointed by the Assessor Conference Board tonight. She will start Monday. CONGRATS Mindy and welcome to the Union County team!!

03/27/2019

Did you know? Union County has a new web page that publishes all information regarding the Board of Supervisor's Agendas, Minutes, Elections, and Public Hearings. :) Check it out at: http://unioncountyiowa.org/

The Creston News Advertiser also publishes this information. You can subscribe online at : https://www.crestonnews.com

01/29/2019

Due to severe weather conditions, The County Offices in the Union County Courthouse will be closed tomorrow January 30, 2019. Stay safe and warm!!

12/21/2018

Union County Offices will be closed on December 24th and 25th. We hope everyone has a Very Merry Christmas!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE AUDITOR'S OFFICE!!!
12/21/2018

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE AUDITOR'S OFFICE!!!

Union County Auditor's cover photo
11/28/2018

Union County Auditor's cover photo

11/03/2018

REMINDER!!!
We are open until 5PM today!! Stop in and VOTE between your college football games!! :)

I take great pride in my office to insure your vote is confidential, safe, and counted accurately.  Please come visit us...
10/04/2018
Election Security in Iowa

I take great pride in my office to insure your vote is confidential, safe, and counted accurately. Please come visit us at the courthouse if you have any questions about our procedures or equipment. I believe that transparency is key to any Election Process!!

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09/28/2018

General Election Dates to Remember:

10/08/2018: First Day to vote Absentee

10/27/2018: (Saturday)Auditor's Office is Open 8-5

10/27/2018: (Saturday)Deadline to Pre-Register to Vote

10/27/2018: (Saturday)Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot by Mail

11/03/2018: (Saturday) Auditor's Office is Open 8-5 for Absentee Voting

11/05/2018: Auditor's Office is Open until 5:00PM Last Day to Absentee Vote

06/05/2018

Tomorrow, June 5, is the Primary Election. All polls will be open from 7am till 9pm. Remember to bring your ID. If you have any questions, please call the Auditor's Office. Exercise your right and come out and vote!! Let's see if we can get a record turn out!!

06/02/2018

The Union County Auditors office will be open Saturday June 2 from 8am till 4pm for absentee voting .

06/01/2018

Press Release
A boil water advisory has been put into effect for an extended period of time for SIRWA Customers and the Cities of Afton, Arispe, Creston, Cromwell, Lorimor, Shannon City and Thayer.
Residents need to avoid drinking/ingesting water from hydrants, water fountains, splash pads and the swimming pool.
The water fountains and hydrants at the 3-mile camp ground and the city parks in Creston, Afton and Arispe will be shut off until advisory has been lifted. The bathrooms will remain in operation.

If you have any questions please contact:
Emergency Management Agency (EMA) @ 641-782-1622.
SIRWA @ 641-782-5744
Creston Water Works @ 641-782-5817

06/01/2018

Press Release
A boil water advisory has been put into effect for an extended period of time for SIRWA Customers and the Cities of Afton, Arispe, Creston, Cromwell, Lorimor, Shannon City and Thayer.
Residents should boil water used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth or preparing food.
Bringing your water to boil for one minute and let cool, kills potential bacteria and other organisms that may be in the water.

If you have any questions please contact:
Emergency Management Agency (EMA) @ 641-782-1622
SIRWA @ 647-782-5744
City Water Works @ 641-782-5817

05/22/2018

The internet is back up!!! Our phones are still down at the moment. We will let you know when they are back on. Thank you for your patience. :)

05/22/2018

The courthouse has no internet connection or phones this morning. Mediacom is experiencing some technical difficulties and they do not have an estimated restore time. We will update you as soon as the internet/phones are back up and running. You can still absentee vote today at our counter. Thank you for our patience.

05/11/2018

IMPORTANT DATES:

The 2018 Primary Election will be held on 6/5/2018
Absentee Voting started on 5/7/2018
Voter Registration deadline is 5/25/2018
Last day to request an Absentee Ballot to be mailed 5/25/2018

For your convenience:
The Office will be open on Friday 5/25/2018 until 5:00 PM
The Office will be open on Friday 6/1/2018 until 5:00 PM
The Office will be open on Saturday 6/2/2018 from 8:00- 4:00 PM

Sample Ballots will be published in the Creston New Advertiser, Afton Star, and the Lorimorian. You may also request a Sample Ballot at the Auditor's Office.

#BeAVoter

05/03/2018

#BeAVoter‼️🇺🇲️

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate
05/03/2018
Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate

Proud to announce the launch of the new #VoterReady website: This is a one-stop shop to help Iowa voters prepare for the June 5th primary elections. Check it out!

05/03/2018
Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate

Beginning in 2018, Iowa voters will be asked to show a form of valid identification when voting. Iowans, get voter ready!

Congratulations Paul!!!  We are so excited for you!!!
04/20/2018

Congratulations Paul!!! We are so excited for you!!!

04/19/2018

🇺🇲️💯‼️
2018 Primary will be held on 6/5/2018
Absentee Voting with start on 5/7/2018
Voter Registration deadline is 5/25/2018
Last day to request on Absentee Ballot by mail is 5/25/2018
The Office will be open on 5/25/2018 until 5:00 PM
and on Saturday 6/2/2018 until 4:00 PM for your convenience.
🇺🇲️💯‼️

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04/10/2018

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04/10/2018
11/09/2017

The Union County Offices will be closed Friday, November 10th, in honor of Veterans Day. We would like to thank all the Veterans for their sacrifices and services!!

11/08/2017
www.unioncountyiowa.org

Unofficial Election Results for the 2017 City Election are on the County's Website at: http://www.unioncountyiowa.org/images/stories/Election_Night_Tally.pdf

08/23/2017

Attention Union County Residents: Absentee voting begins today for the school election. Please stop by the Auditor's Office to vote or give us a call at 641-782-1701 and we will mail you a ballot.

05/26/2017

Union County Offices will be closed Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day. Have a safe weekend!

04/13/2017

The Union County offices will be closing at noon on Friday, April 14 to observe Good Friday.

Address

300 N Pine St, Ste 2
Creston, IA
50801

General information

Sandy Hysell: Union County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections [email protected] Phone: 641-782-1703 Tandy Steele [email protected] Phone: 641-782-1704 Mindi Eslinger [email protected] Phone: 641-782-1702 Sara Sanson [email protected] 641-782-1701

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

Telephone

(641) 782-1701

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The County Auditor's main functions are: Real Estate - Maintains official County property transfer and plat books. Elections & Voter Registration - Conducts all elections for County, Cities, Schools,Special Districts & State of Iowa. Registers and maintains voter records. Property Taxation - Prepares the annual report of assessed and taxable valuations of property in the county for use by all local governmental entities in preparation of their budgets. Reviews and certifies budgets of all local governments in the county. Computes and certifies tax levies for taxing districts. Prepares tax lists for collection by the Treasurer. Clerk to the Board of Supervisors - Prepares meeting agendas, prepares and maintains minutes of Board proceedings, and maintains Board records. Custodian of the Courthouse - Oversight of the care and maintenance of the courthouse subject to direction of the Board of Supervisors. Maintains files for Liquor & Cigarette Licenses as approved by the Board Passport Agency - Effective May 1, 2011, the Union County Auditor’s Office is a passport acceptance agent for the US Department of State Federal Passport Agency. Financial duties of the Auditor include the preparation of the County's budget from material submitted by its departments and other agencies, and issuing payment for all services, materials and payroll charged to the County. The Auditor then maintains a ledger for each departmnet in the County throughout the fiscal year (July 1 through June 30). The Auditor also keeps and maintains permanent financial records for the County. Many financial reports are published for public information. The Auditor calculates tax rates for all taxing entities in the county (schools, cities, townships, etc) By applying taxes levied by those entities to the valuation of each property as determined by the Assessor and then prepares a tax list showing each taxpayer's share of the total. These figures are then certified to the County Treasurer's Office for collection. Many of the records prepared in the Auditor's office are maintained permanently and are available for public use.

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Results are unofficial until after the Board of Supervisors Canvass on Nov 13th. Thank you for voting!!!!!