Brown County Of Minnesota

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Auditors-Treasurer's Office


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Mission Statement:

To perform professionally the statutory duties of the County Auditor-Treasurer with integrity, independence, and a spirit of technological innovation while emphasizing outstanding customer service, excellent public information, and efficient use of taxpayer resources with a streamlined, well-trained and appropriately compensated staff

The Auditor-Treasurer serves as:

  • Chief financial and investment officer
  • Chief election official
  • Administrator of all aspects of property taxation as well as special assessments and ditch
  • Liaison between 16 township boards, 7 city councils, 32 precincts, 8 school districts, and 4 neighboring counties with drainage issues
  • Member of the County Board of Equalization, the County Canvassing Committee, County Extension Committee and various other committees, councils, and boards as appointed or directed by the County Board of Commissioners.

JeanJean Prochniak, Auditor - Treasurer:

Jean was sworn in as the Brown County Auditor-Treasurer on January 5, 2015.  She was elected to a four-year term on November 4th, 2014.

Auditor-Treasurer Staff

Brown County Auditor-Treasurer: Jean Prochniak
Asst. Auditor-Treasurer: Kelly Hotovec

Property Tax Specialist: Resa Harris
Property Maintenance Specialist: Jill Derksen

Financial Manager: Steven Rutscher
Financial Assistant: Cindy Meyer
Collections: Cindy Rueckert


Contact Auditor-Treasurer's Office


Brown County Courthouse
14 S State Street
PO Box 115
New Ulm, MN 56073-0115

Located on the 2nd floor, Rm 206
Hours: 8 am – 4:30pm Weekdays

Telephone: (507) 233-6613
Fax: (507) 359-1430

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Telephone: (507) 233-6614

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