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The Department of Local Government Finance 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.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department is to ensure a fair and equitable property tax system for Indiana taxpayers.

Core Values

1. Put taxpayers first.

2. Respect local control.

3. Excellence in all that we do.

Executive Staff

Meet the leadership team from the Department of Local Government Finance.

Wesley R. Bennett
Scott Maitland
Chief of Staff and Information Systems Division Director
Barry Wood
Assessment Division Director
Fred Van Dorp
Budget Division Director
Jenny Banks
Communications Division Director
James Johnson
Data Analysis Division Director
Emily Crisler
General Counsel

Staff Policies

  • Limited Personal Use of State Property/Resources - July 1, 2015
  • DLGF Ethics Policy - April 16, 2018