Indiana Code

Fiscal Officer Responsibilities
Indiana Code 36-4-10-4.5 states that the fiscal officer is the head of the city department of finance. The fiscal officer shall do the following:
  • Keep accounts showing when and from what sources the fiscal officer has received city money and when and to whom the fiscal officer has paid out city money
  • Issue all licenses authorized by statute and collect the fees fixed by ordinance
  • Manage the finances and accounts of the city and make investments of city money
  • Perform all other duties prescribed by statute
  • Prepare for the legislative body the budget estimates of miscellaneous revenue, financial statements, and the proposed tax rate
  • Prescribe payroll and account forms for all city offices
  • Prescribe the manner in which creditors, officers, and employees shall be paid
  • Receive and care for all city money and pay the money out but only on order of the approving body
  • Serve as clerk of the Board of Public Works by attending meetings, preparing agendas, and recording proceedings

Various State Statutes
Other various state statutes cover the duties of the fiscal officer in regard to procedures and requirements for payment of claims, preparation of the city budget, expenditure of public funds, payroll, appointment of personnel, required office space, allowable legal representation, required audits by the state, and penalties for violation of the statutes. This is not an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the city clerk-treasurer.

Questions & Additional Information
You may email the clerk-treasurer for any questions. For additional information on the Indiana Code, please visit the Indiana General Assembly.