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DLGF > Referendum Information Referendum Information

A referendum is a public question placed on a ballot by a local unit. Past referenda have included construction projects (for various taxing units, including schools) and operating needs (for schools).

Property taxes that are approved by voters in a referendum are not subject to the property tax caps. Therefore, any successful referendum may result in a property tax bill that exceeds the caps (1% of assessed value for homesteads [owner-occupied residence], 2% for other residential properties and farmland, and 3% for all other property).

Petition/Remonstrance & Referendum Information

A taxpayer should contact their county voter registration office to obtain the proper petition forms to use under IC 6-1.1-20.

Petition and Remonstrance Process Flow Chart

Local Public Question/Referendum Process Flow Chart

If a taxpayer feels that a controlled project has been artificially divided, they may submit a form to the Department requesting review of the project.

Petition for Review of Proposed Controlled Project

Petition for Review of Proposed Controlled Project Frequently Asked Questions

Submitted Petitions for Review

Referendum Calculator

Estimated Referendum Impact Calculator

To look up your assessed value, click HERE and find the value labeled "Assessed Value Total Land and Improvements." This value will be highlighted in yellow.

Transit Referendum


Construction Project Referendum

What is a Controlled Project Referendum?

May 2017 Elections

November 2016 Elections

Click HERE to review information on past construction project referenda.

School Tax Levy Referendum

What is a School Tax Levy Referendum?

May 2017 Elections

November 2016 Elections

Click HERE for information on past school tax levy referenda.

Bond Refunding Referendum

What is a Bond Refunding Referendum?

Click HERE for information on past bond refunding referenda.