Auditor's Office Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare & Certify tax levies for County budget,  School budgets, City budgets, Township budgets, and various other Governmental Budgets
  • Maintain financial records for revenues and expenditures
  • Clerk to the Board of Supervisors
  • Commissioner of Elections & Voter Registration
  • Record real estate deeds & keep transfer records
  • Record divisions & plats in plat books
  • Issue warrants for claims and payroll
  • Prepare assessments, keep records & pay claims for Drainage Districts
  • Issue cigarette permits & liquor licenses
  • Prepare valuation reports, check homestead & military records, ag land & family farm credits
  • Figure utility assessments
  • Secondary Road transfers
  • Claims for libraries & Fairgrounds & contributions to various organizations
  • Abatement of taxes

Forms & Links


Contact Information

Palo Alto Auditor’s Office
Palo Alto County Courthouse
1010 Broadway Street, PO Box 95
Emmetsburg, IA 50536Phone 712-852-2924

8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday-Friday
Closed weekends & holidays

Carmen Moser, Auditor

Therese Geelan, Clerk

Jordan Morey, Clerk

Amanda Hansen, Clerk