There are currently 1,005 townships in the State of Indiana. Pursuant to IC 36-6-4-2(a), the trustee is the township executive. The trustee is elected to a four year term, with all trustees around the state being elected to the same four year term. The current term of the trustee is January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2018. The township board is also elected to a four year term on the same cycle as the trustee. Pursuant to IC 36-6-6-2(c), the township board is the township legislative body. Township boards consist of three individuals (except in Marion County, which has seven individuals on each board).
The duties of the trustee include (but is not limited to):
- Administering Township Assistance
- Providing Fire Protection
Pursuant to IC 5-11-1-25, examination of townships are to be conducted as determined by SBOA, but not less than once every 4 years.