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Consolidating County Services Overview

A county may combine county offices or functions through a petition and vote. Consolidation occurs most often for tax savings and cost-efficiency purposes.

Iowa law allows a county to combine any of the following county offices or employees:

  • Sheriff*
  • Treasurer*
  • Recorder*
  • Auditor*
  • Medical Examiner
  • General Assistance Director
  • County Care Facility Administrator
  • Commission on Veteran Affairs
  • Director of Social Welfare
  • County Assessor
  • County Weed Commissioner

* indicates the offices which are elected by a...




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