Randy Reitz, who served as Bond County Clerk from 1995-2017, explains the duties of the County Clerk. Those include managing the property tax cycle, overseeing school referendums, school levies, school budgets, and school bond schedules. Other County Clerk duties were also discussed, including serving as the registrar of county records, dealing with Tax Increment Financing districts (TIF)/ enterprise zones and being clerk for the County Board. He also provided genealogical searches. Bond County is one of the state’s oldest, dating back to 1818. Heavily agricultural and residential, with limited commercial and industrial types of property, approximately two thirds of the county's tax levy go to K-12 school districts.