The Office of the Richland County Treasurer has many responsibilities. In addition to real estate taxes, the Treasurer's Office collects personal property, mobile home and estate taxes. Fees for conveyances and vendor licenses are also paid in the Treasurer's Office. Payment contracts are available for prepay and delinquent amounts on real estate only.
It is the duty of the Treasurer's Office to send the tax bill, process the mail and post payment. It is the responsibility of the delinquent tax collector to work with the county prosecutor in handling foreclosures.
In a sense, the Treasurer's Office is the county bank. All county pay-ins are processed through this office.
The Treasurer must safely invest all county funds to help bring money into the county treasury. State law requires that the Treasurer must stay informed about lawful investment practices. Each year the Treasurer receives certification for attending educational forums on safe investing.
Four times a year, the county Investment Advisory Board, made up of the county treasurer and two county commissioners, meet to review investment earnings.