Make appointments to non-elected county offices and to county boards and commissions. Fill vacancies in elected county offices occurring in the interim between elections except vacancies occurring in its own membership.
Approve budget proposals of county offices and levy property taxes to raise revenues.
Review claims against Mahaska County and order payment of those claims.
Manage all county buildings and grounds.
Supervise construction and maintenance of the secondary roads system.
Oversee the health and social service needs for all county residents.
Make official canvass of votes cast in Mahaska County for elections.
Approve applications, on behalf of the State of Iowa, permits for beer, liquor, and cigarette sales by businesses in the unincorporated areas of the county.
Approve homestead and military service tax credit applications.