James N. Bahnsen, Treasurer
FAIRFIELD COUNTY, OHIO
Fairfield County Treasurer, Lancaster, Ohio.
James N. Bahnsen
Fairfield Co. Treasurer
• Treasurer's Duties
Fairfield County Treasurer
210 East Main Street, Room 206
Lancaster, OH 43130
Delinquent Tax Payment
Remission of Penalty
Tax Bill Information
Please Contact 740-652-7140
Manufactured Homes Tax
Treasurer's Office: Duties
Who is your county treasurer?
County treasurers in all of Ohio's 88 counties have traditionally served as the local tax collector. However, tighter budgets and increasing demands at the local level have changed the face of the position of county treasurer and increased expectations for this important occupation.
Today's treasurer serves as the county's chief investment officer, the administrator of sophisticated delinquent tax collection programs and the keeper of property tax escrow accounts. As a result, those that hold this position must be individuals who are highly trained in investment, cash management and financial planning strategies to properly manage and safeguard local funds.
Treasurer's Roles and Responsibilities
County treasurers, who are elected to four year terms, serve as the county banker, safe keeper of all taxes and investor of local funds The responsibilities of county treasurers include:
• Collection of local taxes, particularly the real property and personal property
taxes They are also responsible for taxes on manufactured homes,
inheritance, hotel-motel and special assessments
• Safe keeper of taxes collected in tax districts for the schools, City of Lancaster,
City of Pickerington, all 13 townships and the villages.
• Chief County Investment Officer who as such oversees the county's portfolio
and provides to the County Investment Board financial data,
investment instruments, forecasting and interest rate schedules.
• Prepares daily and monthly statements of deposits into the County Treasury.
• As a member of the County Board of Revisions oversees complaints of
property owners who feel their property taxes are to high.
• As a member of the County Budget Commission takes an active role in
approving the level of spending for the cities, townships and schools.
• Makes data processing and computer need assessments.