What We Do

The role of the elected Treasurer is to serve the citizens of the County by performing all duties set forth by Missouri Statutes, mainly, but not limited to, Chapter 54 RSMo. The Treasurer is the custodian of all county money. The primary task is careful accounting of revenues and expenditures and allocation of each to the proper fund. The Treasurer fulfills administrative and executive duties for the County and exercises oversight and caretaker roles in regard to County funds. The Treasurer maintains an office that implements accounting systems that emphasize integrity and quality performance. The County Treasurer strives at all times to maintain good relationships with citizens, fellow officeholders, employees, and legislators and assists in any way feasible to enhance county services.

COUNTY TREASURERS provide a variety of duties and services to the citizens of the county they represent.  Listed below is a generalized overview.

  • Obtain adequate surety bond coverage
  • Collateralization of all County monies
  • Prepare or assist in the preparation and process for the bid of the County banking depository
  • Procurement of a County Investment Policy and proper Investment of County monies
  • Calculate/allocate interest to funds
  • Monitor, balance and reconcile all activity in County bank accounts and make daily deposits/disbursements as needed
  • Prepare and present financial reports
  • Liaison to County Commission in financial management
  • Work in conjunction with Human Resources personnel in payment of payroll, taxes, and various other payroll deductions and benefits
  • Maintain the bank account for Cafeteria Plan
  • Educate, inform, and assist the public, media, and others about the County financial status as requested

Disbursements are made from the office of the Treasurer by utilizing each County’s individual financial systems.  These disbursements may include (but are not limited to):  County monthly taxes; Railroad and Utilities; Fines and Forfeitures; Payments in Lieu of Taxes; Criminal Costs; Tax Sales Over Surplus; Unclaimed fees; Bond Forfeitures; Missouri Office of Prosecution funds; and County bills.


Joelle Fohey
Joelle Fohey

100 S. Main St., Ste. 104
Palmyra, Missouri  63461

Phone: 573-769-2552
Fax: 573-769-2552

Email Joelle


Business Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Office is closed for lunch