Legal advisor, a prosecutor of criminal matters, the Chief legal representative of the county in civil cases, and as ex-officio coroner
Chief Executive of the county organization. They enact local ordinances and administer them.
County assessors value and assess property tax
The county auditor must audit all bills approved for payment by the board of county commissioners before warrants are issued
Provide emergency response, law enforcement and public safety services
Acts as the "bank" for the county, school/fire/water districts. The office receipts, disburses, invests and accounts for the funds of each of these entities
Comprehensive planning, zoning, and processing of development and building permits.
District courts have jurisdiction over both criminal and civil cases. They have criminal jurisdiction over misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors, and criminal traffic cases. Jurisdiction in civil cases includes those with damages up to $100,000 for injury to individuals or personal property, as well as penalty and contract disputes up to $100,000. District courts also have jurisdiction over traffic and non-traffic infractions. District courts may also issue domestic violence and anti-harassment protection orders and no-contact orders. They have jurisdiction to hear name change petitions and certain lien foreclosures. Small claims are limited to money claims of up to $5,000 in which each party is generally self represented.