513 N. Main St.
Burlington, IA 52601
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Des Moines County Auditor's Office P.O. Box 784
Burlington, IA 52601

Contact Information

319-753-8227 (Fax)


Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Holiday Closures

Our Team

Sara Doty
Cheryl McVey
Budget Director
Karla Cornick
Accounts Payable/Deputy
Chandra Bliesener
Real Estate Clerk I
Angie Paytes
Clerk II
Sue Poling
Payroll 1st Deputy


Our goals in serving the citizens of Des Moines County:

  • To provide accurate and reliable financial records, with full and complete disclosure of the county’s finances.
  • To preserve integrity and fairness in the election process.
  • To provide efficient and knowledgeable service to the citizens of Des Moines County, and be a key resource for information about Des Moines County.

The County Auditor's primary functions are:

  • Financial and Accounting RecordsPrepares County budget and monthly and annual financial reports of the County. Administers payroll and benefits for all county employees. Prepares claims and issues checks for payment of invoices, and maintain records of all county financial reports.
  • Real EstateMaintains official County property transfer and plat books.
  • Elections & Voter RegistrationConducts all elections for county, cities, schools, special districts & the State of Iowa. Registers and maintains voter records.
  • Property TaxationPrepares the annual report of assessed and taxable valuations of property in the county for use by all local governmental entities in the 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 SupervisorsPrepares 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 the direction of the Board of Supervisors.
  • Maintains files for Liquor & Cigarette Licenses as approved by the Board.

Iowa State Association of County Auditors (ISACA)

For more information about county auditor duties, visit the ISACA website.

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