Treasurer’s Office


County Treasurer:
Tracy Warnecke

245 E. Main St, Suite 203
Ottawa, OH 45875


Phone: 419-523-6588
Fax: 419-523-3415

Office Hours:
8:30 – 4:30
Monday – Friday


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The Treasurer is the Chief Investment Officer of the county.  The goal of investing public money is to protect the money while trying to maximize returns using eligible investments purchased from eligible depositories in compliance with the law.  The County Treasurer’s primary responsibility is the collection of various taxes.  The most common and largest dollar amount collected in taxes come from Real Estate .  Other taxes collected by the County Treasurer are Manufactured Home, Inheritance and Special Assessments.

The County Treasurer is the collector and safe keeper of all taxes collected in taxing districts such as schools, townships and villages.  As the tax collector for these various districts, the County Treasurer must efficiently and effectively account for all monies collected in these districts in a timely manner.  The taxing districts operate from the dollars collected by the County Treasurer.

Our office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Members of my staff include Lana Foppe and Jennifer Mershman.  My staff and I are ready to serve you either by phone or when you come to our office.



Tracy L. Warnecke

Putnam County Treasurer