The County Treasurer is an elected position with a four-year term. Paula took office January 2, 2017. Prior to the elected position, she was the Chief Deputy Treasurer for four years and Deputy Treasurer for two years. She has also worked in the County Auditor’s Office for six years and the County Clerk’s Office, Accounts Payable Department for six years.
The Department of the County Treasurer’s Office is responsible for receiving, disbursing, and investing funds for Jefferson County such as collecting funds from various county offices for:
Funds are also received from local, state, and federal government entities for:
County Aid Road Trust Fund (CART)
Domestic shelter fees
Federal road projects
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster reimbursements
Financial Institution Tax
The office distributes weekly accounts payable, bi-weekly payroll for two departments, and monthly payroll for all other departments, as well as monthly distributions of funds to Special Road Districts and Colleges. They are required by law to keep the general ledger balanced with all banking and investment accounts the county keeps with four financial institutions.
The Treasurer’s Office completes audit confirmations from banks, auditors, and government entities as well as monthly statements to cities for their road tax allocations.
The office is located on the lower level of the Administration Center. Please come by or contact the office if you have any questions.