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Pre-Budget Survey

The Department of Local Government Finance (“Department”) collects certain information prior to the budget season from local governments through Gateway. The pre-budget survey information will be used to facilitate improved budget forms setup and to provide additional data for the Department’s annual estimates of maximum levies and property tax cap impact.


Due Date: June 30, 2023


Local Officials:

Gateway Public Site:

Training Materials


  • Pre-Budget Report and Data Collection

Contact Us

Have questions concerning the Gateway application?

  1. Reference one of the Gateway user guides posted above. These guides include step-by-step instructions that can help & you complete most tasks in the application.
  2. Send an email to Multiple DLGF employees monitor this email address and can answer your questions concerning the technical aspects of the Gateway applications. Please remember to include in your email your name, your title, the name of your unit, and the county in which your unit is located.
  3. If you believe your question is easier to answer over the phone, feel free to call the Department at 317-232-3777 or toll-free at 888-739-9826.