The Treasurer's Office is the property tax collector for the County of Douglas,
Towns of Minden, Gardnerville and Genoa, Douglas County School District, the State of Nevada, and
other taxing entities within Douglas County. More than 22,000 property tax bills are
mailed by the County Treasurer's Office annually. The County Assessor sets the assessed
valuation and the County Commission sets the tax rate for the County. Other tax rates are
set by the individual taxing entities with final approval by the State's Department of
Taxation. For more information and examples see the buttons below.
As the "banker" for Douglas County, the Treasurer's Office is also responsible for collecting all other money due other County departments such as fees for services, licenses, and revenues from bond issues and special assessments. The Treasurer issues treasury receipts for all monies deposited, distributes the deposits by fund and invests surplus monies until they are needed for County operations.
As the "investment officer" for Douglas County,
the Treasurer's Office directs the investment of public funds for the County. Such
investments are strictly governed by sound written policy and are in accordance with state
laws and the 'Prudent Man Rule'. Under the Prudent Man Rule, investment of county funds
should be made with the judgement and care under circumstances then prevailing that
persons of prudence, discretion, and intelligence exercise in
the management of their own affairs, not for speculation, but for investment,
considering the probable safety of their capital, as well as the probable income
to be derived and optimum liquidity required for operations of their local county
government. SAFETY should be the first priority, adequate liquidity the
second, and return the third priority of these goals."
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