The Finance Office seeks to provide taxpayers with the best possible services to meet the continued and growing needs of Brookings County.

Department Divisions

Finance Department Responsibilities

  • Accountable for revenue collected by all other county offices and appropriating the funds to the correct revenue account
  • Assists senior and disabled citizens to file applications for property tax relief and sales tax reductions
  • Bookkeeper of all county finances
  • Collects motor vehicle fees and wheel taxes
  • Collects property taxes for the county, city and school districts (Property taxes account for the majority of the revenue in the county budget)
  • Pays all the bills of the county
    • In conjunction with the State Departments of Revenue and Labor, issues distress warrants to the Sheriff in the event of non-payment on state sales taxes or unemployment insurance
    • Issues handicapped parking permits with doctor authorization
    • Issues motor vehicle licenses
    • Keeps records of Commission proceedings and preserves any documents, books, accounting records, maps, and other materials deposited in the Finance Office.
    • Keeps inventory of county property
    • Maintains all Capital Assets records
    • Payroll
    • Processes all county liquor licenses
    • Publishes an annual report of the receipts and disbursements as well as the assets and liabilities of the county
    • Acts as clerk of the County Commission
    • The Finance Office’s fiscal duties include conducting a monthly verification of all bank balances and cash items and making a report of the same to the County Commission