Marion County Iowa

Financial duties of the Auditor include the preparation of the County's budget from material submitted by its departments and other agencies and issuing payment for all services, materials and payroll charged to Marion County.

Marion County Iowa

  Marion County, Iowa - Auditor

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The County Auditor has a variety of functions and duties. The main functions are:

  Preparing and certifying tax levies
  Maintaining financial records
  Clerk to the Board of Supervisors - Marion County Iowa Board of Supervisors Current Agenda - Minutes
  Commissioner of Elections
  Keeping Real Estate Transfer Records

Click here for additional information about the County Auditor's duties and responsibilities.


Voter Registration forms may be completed online or downloaded from the Secretary of State's website at:

Our office will begin receiving Absentee Ballot Request Forms for the 2020 General Election on Monday, July 6, 2020. The last day to request a mailed absentee ballot for the 2020 General Election is Saturday, October 24, 2020. Requests must be received in our office by 5:00 p.m. Absentee Ballot Request forms may be found on the Iowa Secretary of State’s website here:

Please mail completed Voter Registration or Absentee Ballot Request forms to our office at 214 E. Main St., Knoxville, IA 50138.

If you need additional clarification or would like one of these forms mailed to you give us a call at 641.828.2217.


The Auditor calculates tax rates for all taxing entities in the county (schools, cities, townships, etc.) By applying taxes levied by those entities to the valuation of each property as determined by the Assessor and then prepares a tax list showing each taxpayer's share of the total. These figures are then certified to the County Treasurer's Office. Many of the records prepared in the Auditor's office are maintained permanently and are available for public use.

Financial duties of the Auditor include the preparation of the County's budget from material submitted by its departments and other agencies and issuing payment for all services, materials and payroll charged to the County. The Auditor then maintains a ledger for each department in the County throughout the fiscal year (July 1 through June 30). The Auditor also keeps and maintains permanent financial records for the County. Many financial reports are published for public information.

As clerk to the Board of Supervisors, the Auditor may perform a variety of duties depending on the size of the County. The Auditor may accept petitions, register complaints, or act on routine business in absence of the Board. The Auditor often prepares Board meeting agendas, notifies the media, attends Board meetings, keeps and records Board meeting minutes, and publishes the proceedings in the official County newspapers. The Auditor initiates bid notices, solicits proposals for County contracts for materials and services, and receives contract proposals. Official papers dealing with Board of Supervisors' business and referenced and maintained by the Auditor.

Beer and Liquor License Application or Renewal Information


As Commissioner of Elections, the Auditor is in charge of all regular and special elections in the County -- federal, state, county, city, and school district. The Auditor prepares and supervises the printing of ballots and/or programming of voting machines as well as ordering all election supplies.

Click here for Elections and Voting Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

The Auditor also conducts training for precinct election officials and provides information to see that the election laws of Iowa are obeyed. This is an important trust placed in the Auditor's care. Assurance that the voting process is conducted according to the laws is very important. The Auditor provides public information for and conducts voter registration efforts in the County. The Auditor maintains all official voter registration records. After an election, the Auditor certifies the results to the state or to the political subdivision involved, and issues certificates of election to the proper persons. Some election records are maintained permanently, others for a specified period of time.

The Iowa Secretary of State now has a tool for Electronic Voter Registration. Click on the link below for additional information.

Electronic Voter Registration

The Iowa State Association of County Auditors (ISACA), in cooperation with the Iowa Secretary of State, has developed a series of slideshow presentations covering a variety of aspects of the voting and election process. Click here to access these presentations.

Click here for Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot forms available from the Marion County, Iowa Auditors office.

The County Auditor enters and maintains records of all real estate transfers in the County. The Auditor keeps the plat maps and transfer books current, so that the public can examine the books to determine property ownership. The Auditor's office works closely with area realtors, attorneys, property owners and other individuals who deal with real estate transactions.

Remembering Our Friend - Lorri Jahner
Marion County since 01/02/2001 - Passed 10/13/2016
Remembering Our Friend - Lorri Jahner

Office Holder Name:
Jake Grandia, Marion County Auditor
Jake Grandia [email protected]

Address of
Auditor's office:

Mailing Address

214 E Main St
Knoxville Iowa 50138

Hours Office is open:
Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M - 4:30 P.M.
Open through lunch hour

Phone Number:
(641) 828-2217

FAX Number:
(641) 828-6351

Employees in
Auditor's Office:

Dani Graves [email protected]

Real Estate
Ann Kuenstling [email protected]
Direct (641) 828-2212

Jody Koffman [email protected]
(641) 828-2212

Auditor's Forms:
Downloadable forms
used in the Auditor's office

Auditor's Links:

Frequently Asked Questions
Real Estate and Taxes

Marion County Code of Ordinances

ISACA - Iowa State Association of County Auditors

Board of Supervisor Agendas

Board of Supervisor Minutes

Election Related Links:

Frequently Asked Questions
Elections and Voting

Voter ID FAQ

Marion County Election Calendar 2019 - 2021

Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Forms

Electronic Voter Registration

Map of Marion County Precincts and Poll Locations

List of Precincts and Poll Locations

Map of School Districts and Poll Locations

List of City Mayors and Councils

Primary Election Page

General Election Page

City Election Page

School Election Page

Special Election Page

Other Related Links:

Department of Management County Budgets

Department of Management Valuation Data

Index of Iowa Code

Iowa Administrative Code

Iowa State
Association of Counties

Alcoholic Beverages Division - State of Iowa

Shoreline of Red Rock Lake in Marion County, Iowa

Windmill in Pella Iowa

Cordova Observation Tower

Wooden coal miner statue in Memorial Park