Duties and/or Mission 

The County Auditor is responsible for a variety of functions and duties. The main functions

  • Commissioner of Elections (federal, state, county, city and school district)
  • Preparing and certifying tax levies
  • Maintaining financial records
  • Clerk to the Board of Supervisors
  • Keeping Real Estate Transfer Records
  • Maintains a drainage record for all drainage districts of the county
  • Payroll and Human Resources Manager


Notice of Public Hearing- Proposed Property Tax Levy

Notice of Public Hearing- Proposed Budget




Contact Information

Palo Alto Auditor’s Office
Palo Alto County Courthouse
1010 Broadway Street, PO Box 95
Emmetsburg, IA 50536

Phone 712-852-2924

8am-4pm, Monday-Friday
Closed weekends & holidays

Carmen Moser, Auditor

Therese Geelan, Deputy Auditor

Jordan Morey, Clerk

Amanda Hansen, Clerk