331.553  General powers.

The treasurer may:

1.  Administer oaths and take affirmations as provided in sections 63A.2 and 421.21.

2.  Subject to the requirements of section 331.903, appoint and remove deputies, clerks and assistants.

3.  Require that payment be made by guaranteed funds for tax sale redemptions, issuance of plat clearances, issuance of tax clearances for mobile homes, payments of taxes or assessments made within the ten days prior to the annual tax sale or any adjournment of the tax sale, and any other payment which is to be collected by the county treasurer. For the purposes of this subsection, "guaranteed funds" means cash, cashier's check, money order, travelers' check, or certified check.

4.  Charge five dollars, as an administrative expense, for every rate, charge, rental, or special assessment certified as a lien to the treasurer for collection. This amount shall be added to the amount of the lien, collected at the time of payment from the payor, and credited to the county general fund.

5.  Accept electronic transfers of funds in payment of moneys due to the county, including but not limited to credits and reimbursements received from the state, tax payments, and tax sale redemptions.

6.  Require a payor or an agent of a payor to make payment by electronic transfer of the funds when the payment totals one hundred thousand dollars or more.

Section History: Early form

  [C51, § 411; R60, § 642; C73, § 766; C97, SS15, § 491; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 5238, 5240; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 341.1, 341.3; S81, § 331.553; 81 Acts, ch 117, § 552]

Section History: Recent form

  91 Acts, ch 191, §11; 95 Acts, ch 57, §5; 97 Acts, ch 121, § 5

Internal References

  Referred to in § 445.1


  For definitions applicable to subsection 3, see § 445.1

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