County Functions & Services

State & Administrative Duties
Counties are mandated to perform certain state functions or administrative duties:
  • County parks and recreation
  • Elections administration
  • Jail administration, law enforcement
  • Licensing
  • Property tax administration for other jurisdictions
  • Prosecution of state laws and local ordinances
  • Recording of documents
  • Secondary road maintenance
  • Social/Human services
Local Duties
Local Services performed by county government:
  • Health services
  • Law enforcement
  • Public works
  • Social/Human services
Internal Duties
Internal administrative functions performed by county government:
  • Finance and other management functions
  • Miscellaneous housekeeping and record-keeping functions
  • Property tax administration functions performed by county government