Treasurer's Responsibilities

DAILY OPS:
The County Treasurer holds a key position of public trust in the financial affairs of local government. The duties of the Treasurer's Office are to receive and safely keep the revenues and other public monies of the county, to invest surplus funds, and to distribute the monies collected to the proper recipients. Acting as the bank for the county, the Treasurer apportions taxes to local public entities such as school districts, fire districts, ambulance districts, sewer districts and other units of local government. All monies received through the Treasurer's Office are deposited into contract bank accounts that are fully federally insured.


INVESTING:
The Treasurer, as custodian of the county's money, is responsible for earning the most out of your taxpayer dollars. The County Treasurer must continually monitor investments and maintain short-term investments to have enough monies readily available to pay current operating expenses.


REPORTING:
Incoming monies are balanced on a daily, monthly, and semi-annual basis and reports are submitted to the County Clerk's and County Auditor's Offices. Also, a bi-annual settlement is submitted to the County Commission. Additionally, our entire accounting records and all other operational areas of the Treasurer's Office are audited on a yearly basis by an outside professional accounting firm.


UNCLAIMED FUNDS:
Unclaimed funds are assets that have existed in accounts or deposits that were inactive for five or more years. After this dormant period, holders of these accounts are required by law to turn them over to the Missouri State Treasurer's Office. These funds are held by the state until claimed by the rightful owner.
Unclaimed funds come from a variety of sources, such as:
Un-cashed checks
Inactive checking and savings accounts
Forgotten rent and utility payments
Insurance benefits
Stock shares and dividend checks
Safe deposit box contents

To search for unclaimed property, visit www.showmemoney.com
If you wish to search for unclaimed funds in other states, try the National Association of Unclaimed Property at www.unclaimed.org