About Us


Welcome to the Converse County Treasurer's Office. This site is intended to provide you with information about the functions of the County Treasurer, namely the collection and distribution of property, sales and use taxes.  

It is our mission to provide excellent service through open communication, active responsiveness, integrity, efficiency, and accountability. We also strive to treat employees and customers with respect through effective listening and clear communication. We have a productive and cooperative environment by striving to build relationships that reflect teamwork and friendship.


What does the Treasurer's Office do?

License Plates & Registration - New Registrations and Renewals.

Collection of Sales Tax on vehicles for the State of Wyoming. 
Billing and Collection of Property Tax.
Disbursement of Funds - The collection and disbursement of County Taxes to taxing entities like the schools and special districts.
Investment of all county funds.
Keeps a true and accurate account of the revenue and expenditure of all county money.

Who is the County Treasurer?

The county Treasurer is Joel Schell. He’s a Wyoming native who graduated from Torrington High School in 1986. He moved to Douglas in 1989 and was hired in the County Treasurer’s Office as a Tax Clerk by James Read in 1991. In 1993, he was appointed Deputy Treasurer by Ernie Orrell and was appointed County Treasurer in 2008.

Joel has been active professionally and in the community. Current activities include:

Board of Directors, Boys & Girls Club of America -- 2009 - Present
Trustee, Wyoming Government Investment Fund -- 2011 - Present
State Director, National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers and Finance Officers -- 2012 - Present
Member, Finance, Pensions and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, National Association of Counties -- 2013 - Present
Board of Directors, Noels Giving -- 2017 - Present
Board of Directors, Fire Suppression Authority of Converse County -- 2010 - Present

Past Activities:

Coach, Douglas High School Speech & Debate -- 1995 - 2018
Board of Directors, National Association of Counties -- 2013 - 2016
President, Wyoming Association of County Officers -- 2015 - 2016
Governor Appointee, Digital Information Task Force -- 2014 - 2016
President, Wyoming County Treasurer’s Association -- 2011 - 2012
Converse County Insurance Advisory Committee -- 2010 - 2016
Member, Wyoming State Treasurer Investment Advisory Committee -- 2010 - 2012