101 1st St. N. · Room 202
Newton, IA 50208
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Mailing Address

P.O. Box 944
Newton, IA 50208-9947

Contact Information

641-792-1053 (Fax)


Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Holiday Closures

Our Team

Jenna Jennings
Auditor/Commissioner of Elections
Teresa Arrowood
Deputy Auditor - Financials
Melissa Hartgers
Deputy Auditor - Payroll/Benefits
Michele Ergenbright
Auditor Clerk
Leyna Guthrie
Real Estate Clerk
Kristin Carley
Deputy Auditor - Elections
Mackenzie Moss
Real Estate Clerk
Lori Nore
Payroll Clerk


The County Auditor is a 4 year elected position. The office of the County Auditor was created in 1870 as a part of a revamping of County government. The duties of the office covered areas that had previously been given to the County Judge in 1851, in the first Code of Iowa, then to the Clerk of Court in 1861, with the formation of the Board of Supervisors. The State Legislature added the duties of Commissioner of Elections in the early 1970s.


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

  • Clerk to the Board of Supervisors
  • Commissioner of Elections
  • Keeping Real Estate Transfer Records
  • Maintaining financial records
  • Preparing and certifying tax levies

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