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.
Effective July 1, 2017, IC 5-11-5-1.5 (House Bill 1031) went into effect that requires entities audited by the SBOA to submit a Corrective Action Plan for any noncompliance issues that have been repeated from prior reports.
We have created the following guidelines and FAQs in regards to this: 1031 Guidelines
If you need to submit a CAP, please click here.
CAP Template - This is a template of the CAP for your reference, but please remember, you have to submit it online via the link above. For any modifications that are requested by the SBOA, we will contact the submitter via email.
Please submit any questions you have related to this process to CAP@sboa.in.gov.