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The Lincoln County Collector of Revenue is the elected official responsible for collecting current and delinquent property taxes for the county and various political subdivisions within the county which have authorized property tax levies.
The collector is responsible for the accounting of collections for tax entities such as school, library and fire districts. The collector also collects drainage, NID's and merchant license fees.
By law, the collector must use any legal means to collect delinquent taxes. The collector's office provides services relating to processing tax payments from escrowed accounts held by mortgage holders on behalf of real estate owners. Primary tax records are maintained and held for public use within the collector's office.
Jerry Fox moved to Lincoln County in 1975. He managed Heinold, IBP Tyson hog market in Hawk Point for 31.5 years. Mr. Fox was elected as Collector in 2006, and took office March 1, 2007. He was re-elected in 2010 and is serving his second term.
2007: With the assistance of the County Assessor, installed an after-hours drop box in courthouse.
2007: Installed use of credit cards to pay taxes within the office.
2009: Updated software and computer programs.