Consolidation of the Office
The Ward County Auditor's Office consolidated with the County Treasurer's Office in 1996, under authority of the "Tool Chest" legislation contained in the North Dakota Century Code.
The Ward County Auditor / Treasurer position had been elected for a number of years, but became an appointed position effective the first Monday in April, 2002.
The office is the financial and administrative hub of the Courthouse, responsible for all financial matters, assessment records, tax collection and allocation; elections and clerking for several boards and commissions.
The Ward County Auditor / Treasurer's Office has several duties including:
Maintaining an inventory of fixed assets
Completing reviews and updating insurance coverage for county property
Verifying daily cash sheets
Coordinating distribution of hunting and fishing licenses between vendors and the general public
Issuing beer and liquor licenses
Issuing bingo and raffle permits
Issuing gaming and site authorization permits
Handling duties of the personnel director
Handling personnel files
Compiling information on group insurance programs
Maintaining flexible compensation programs and personnel policies