To serve the financial and ditch drainage needs of the stakeholders of the county in an effective and efficient manner.
The Finance Department is part of the administrative branch of Rice County government and interacts with other county departments, residents, vendors, local governments, state and federal agencies, school districts and special districts. The department issues payment for county obligations, manages debt, manages cash, collects all county revenues, prepares monthly reports and the annual financial statement. The office also compiles and publishes the annual budget.
Budgets, payroll and financials
The Finance Department issues payment for county department obligations, collects all county revenues, prepares monthly reports and the annual financial statement. The office also compiles and publishes the annual budget.
- Rice County 2021 financial summary
- Rice County 2020 audit presentation
- Rice County 2020 comprehensive financial report
- Rice County financial statements 2008-20
The Minnesota Legislature in 2010 created the Council on Local Results and Innovation. In February 2011, the council released a standard set of 10 performance measures to help residents, taxpayers, and state and local elected officials determine how efficiently counties are in providing services and to measure residents' opinions of those services. The following year, the council created a comprehensive performance measurement system for cities and counties to implement.
In 2013, performance measures were revised and clarified to increase participation in the program. Counties that participate in the standards measure program may be eligible for a reimbursement in state aid and an exemption from levy limits