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The County Auditor is responsible to keep, audit and maintain all accounting records for Brown County as set forth in the accounting manual prescribed by the Auditor-General. This includes the following:

  • Auditing claims & preparing the warrants for all disbursements
  • Processing Payroll
  • Preparing the Annual Budget
  • Establishing Tax Levies for all Taxing Entities
  • Apportions the taxes collected by the County Treasurer
  • Verification of Bank Account Balances
  • Prepare the Annual Financial Reports 
  • Keeping an Inventory of County property

The County Auditor serves as the clerk of the County Commission and records and preserves the records of the Commission proceedings including the Board of Equalization hearings. The Auditor is also responsible for preparing the agenda for the Commission meetings and for publishing the legal notices for the Commission including but not limited to meeting minutes, public hearing notices for Bids; Alcohol & Malt Beverage License applications; Ordinances; Lottery Permits and Tax Deed Sales.

The County Auditor shall at the close of each month list all cash and cash items held by the County Treasurer and verify the balances in the depositories and report this to the Board of Commissioners.

The County Auditor performs all duties required by law relative to all County, State and Federal elections held in Brown County.   The County Auditor is the Election Supervisor for the County which entails the following duties:

  • Voter Registrations
  • Securing Polling Places
  • Appointing and training of Election Poll Workers
  • Ballot Preparation
  • Counting of Ballots
  • Reporting Election Results
  • Preparing an Official Canvass of the Election
  • Maintain all Voter Registrations and Election History Records


Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Monday – Friday (Excluding Holidays)

Contact Information

25 Market St. Suite 1 Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605) 626-7110
(605) 626-4010