The Clay County, Iowa, Treasurer's duties include working with County Financial Management, Real Estate, Motor Vehicles, Collection of Property Taxes, and the Annual Tax Sale.


  Clay County, Iowa - Treasurer

Mission Statement
The Clay County Treasurer's Office is dedicated to excellence by providing courteous, friendly, and professional customer service in all aspects of our county office.  Respecting the citizens of Clay County by the power entrusted in the Treasurer as the overseer of the revenues generated in Clay County.

Core Values
Customer Service
Ethical Conduct
Integrity and honesty
Job knowledge and skills

Characteristics of the Treasurer
The Clay County Treasurer's capacity is that of a public administrator whose authority is established by state government for the purpose of policing county funds and maintaining complex financial records and accounts.  The Treasurer is an elected official with a four year term.

Duties of the Treasurer
The Treasurer is responsible for the receipt, management, disbursement, financial reporting, bonds and investment of all monies paid to the County and serves as agent for the State of Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance.

The Treasurer compiles composite reports from individual record books to general ledgers: reviews and reconciles receipts, bills, and cash received to assure accuracy of figures to prevent discrepancies and financial loss. In addition, the Treasurer categorizes, indexes, files and deposits materials, forms and monies received to assure public funds are administered properly.

The Treasurer is responsible for the proper receipt, accounting and disbursement of county funds within proper policies established by the State of Iowa, Clay County Board of Supervisors and corporate and unincorporated taxing entities for adequate financial control.

Financial Management
Investment of Revenues
Keep accurate record of monies received and disbursed
Check supporting data for all check and cash receipts from all county monies
Submit accurate financial records for annual audit
Prepare monthly reports
Prepare reports throughout the year for the Clay County Board of Supervisors and State Auditor
Consult with members of the Investment Committee (various members of banking institutions in Clay County)
Update Investment Report annually if law changes
ACH transfers of monthly tax payments and from auto dealers
Send monthly monies to the Iowa Department of Transportation
Apportion taxes to various entities
Collect miscellaneous revenues from all county offices and departments
Pays all county warrants drawn by county Auditor
Pays interest on drainage warrants not paid for lack of funds

Click on the links below for more information:
Property Taxes
Property Tax FAQ
Motor Vehicles
Motor Vehicles FAQ
Iowa DOT

LeAnn Black - Treasurer

Leann Black
Clay County Treasurer

Address of
Treasurer's office:
Clay County
Administration Building
300 W 4th St. Ste. 4
Spencer, Iowa 51301

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

Phone Number:
(712) 262-2179

FAX Number:
(712) 262-5793

Driver's License:

Employees in
Treasurer's Office:

Casey Climer
Motor Vehicle Deputy

 Scot Brown

              Loree Zwemke                Clerk

Catie Swart

Amy Moser
DL Examiner

Alicia Snyder
DL Examiner

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

Treasurer's Links:
Iowa State County Treasurer's Association

Other Related Links:
Get Your Tags

Iowa Department of Revenue

Iowa Motor Vehicle Division

Pay Your Taxes Online

Iowa Department of Public Safety

Iowa Department of Transportation

Clay County, Iowa Courthouse

Clay County, Iowa Courthouse

Clay County, Iowa Courthouse

Clay County, Iowa Administration Building