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The Indiana Gateway for Government Units grew from the Information for Indiana initiative, a collaboration of the State of Indiana and Indiana University which began in 2006 to make state-collected information available to Indiana citizens. Gateway collects financial information from local officials directly through the web and in turn makes those data public as soon as possible after the collection phase has been completed.
Gateway was designed and implemented by the Indiana Business Research Center (IBRC) at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business with extensive input and guidance from the Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) and the State Board of Accounts (SBOA). By Indiana statute, the DLGF is responsible for collecting local government budgets and certifying local government tax levies and rates. The SBOA is responsible for collecting annual expenditure reports.
Find out where your tax dollars go. The Gateway collects financial information from local officials directly through the web and in turn makes those data publicly as soon as possible after the collection phase has been completed. This site contains budget, expense and debt data for counties, cities/towns, townships, special districts and more.
Gateway provides a direct one-of-a-kind link between local officials and their constituents. Since local officials submit information directly through Gateway, and Gateway makes the same information available publicly to citizens, there is no “middle man” causing delays or altering the data in any way. The information is available almost immediately, and the public can be confident that the data viewed on the website is exactly what the local official reported.
If you have questions about a specific unit’s financial report, budget, debt, etc., please contact Highland Clerk-Treasurer Michael Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org for details or the IBRC at email@example.com.
BUDGET NOTICES FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Gateway is the primary data collection and publishing tool for local governments that submit reports to the State of Indiana. It is a robust data warehouse that provides immediate information accessibility to taxpayers.
View proposed budget and property tax levy notices and public hearing information for all units of government in Lake County. The budget notices have been made available by the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance and Indiana Business Research Center as part of the Information for Indiana Initiative.