What is the Department of Local Government Finance and what does it do?

Published 04/14/2008 07:20 AM   |    Updated 10/02/2013 02:56 PM

What is the Department of Local Government Finance and what does it do?

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 DLGF publishes property tax assessment rules and annually reviews and approves the budgets, tax rates and tax levies of every political subdivision in the state, including all counties, cities, towns, townships, school corporations, libraries, and other entities with tax levy authority. The DLGF promotes consistent assessing procedures throughout the state by providing guidance, technical instruction, and securing compliance with the applicable laws to ensure the fair and accurate assessment of real and personal property for taxpayers and local officials. The DLGF works closely with local officials preparing their annual budgets and monitors statutory compliance with Indiana law. Additionally, the DLGF conducts on-going research and analysis in all areas of property taxation to ensure the fair distribution of the property tax burden in Indiana.

For more information, please see http://www.in.gov/dlgf/2338.htm, or call 317.232.3777.

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