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Indiana Gateway for Government Units
This local government transparency website allows taxpayers to examine local government budgeted and actual spending and revenue and detailed indebtedness information for counties, cities/towns, townships, special districts and more.
(Note: School districts will be available soon.)
This report provides an annual compilation of the total expenditure per person of each political subdivision with the authority to raise a property tax levy. Click here for archived reports.
Please note: This report, prepared by the Department of Local Government Finance, presents a compilation of each political subdivision’s expenditures per capita based on the unit’s unaudited annual financial report as submitted by the unit to the State Board of Accounts (SBOA). The report is compiled based on expenditures reported by each unit, which do not adjust expenditure totals for transfers or investments. For more detail into the local unit’s spending, the unaudited annual financial reports can be found under “Detailed Annual Financial Reports” below.
Budgets (or “appropriations”) are adopted by the fiscal bodies of local units of government. They are subject to the adjustment and approval of the Department of Local Government Finance, which issues a final certified budget in the Budget Order.
State Board of Accounts (SBOA) Audits
The State Board of Accounts audits local units of government. You can view these audits using this web index of Audit Reports. The index is updated each day with reports released the previous day.
The Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) is responsible for ensuring property tax assessment and local government budgeting are carried out in accordance with Indiana law. The Department is charged with publishing property tax assessment rules and annually reviewing and approving the tax rates and levies of every political subdivision in the state, including all counties, cities, towns, townships, school corporations, libraries, and other entities with tax levy authority. For more local government information visit DLGF’s webpage at: http://www.in.gov/dlgf.
As an agency of the executive branch, the State Board of Accounts (SBOA) audits the financial statements of all governmental units within the state, including cities, towns, utilities, schools, counties, license branches, state agencies, hospitals, libraries, townships, and state colleges and universities. The agency, as a part of the audit process, renders opinions on the fairness of presentation of the various units' financial statements in accordance with the same professional auditing standards required of all independent audit organizations. Investigatory audits are performed to reveal fraud or noncompliance with local, state and federal statutes. For more information visit SBOA’s webpage at: http://www.in.gov/sboa.