Budgeting Assistance for Cities and Towns

We’re here to help you navigate the complex world of budget adoption. The links and information on this page will help you with your budgeting responsibilities.

Aim Salary, Wage, and Fringe Benefits Survey

The Salary, Wage, and Fringe Benefits Survey is a comprehensive survey covering basic demographic information, healthcare, time off and other benefits, as well as specific salary information for elected officials and municipal employees. The Salary Survey has long been a valuable tool for all Indiana cities and towns. For an electronic copy of the 2021 Salary, Wage, and Fringe Benefits Survey, please contact [email protected].

2022 Aim Budget Bulletin

Aim annually publishes a comprehensive guide to municipal budgeting, and each of our municipal members receives a copy of this valuable administrative resource. The 2022 Budget Bulletin is designed to assist city and town officials with the responsibility of developing and adopting a budget. The first section of this publication is a narrative that discusses some generalities of the Indiana municipal budget process, including how to determine expenses and revenues, and how to balance the budget. The text organizes the budget process into the logical steps that a municipality would take to reach the final adoption of a budget. Supplements follow to help with specific components of a municipal budget. All municipalities may not need to use the information provided in every supplement to complete a budget.

2022 Budget Revenue Estimates

The state has released the Estimated Miscellaneous Revenues for Budget Year 2022. This report provides estimated amounts of various miscellaneous revenues for both the periods of July through December 2021 and Budget Year 2022. In addition, the report provides detail on how these estimated revenues were computed. Revenues included are those for which the Department currently has data available to compute values on a statewide basis. Local governments may also have additional revenues not documented on this report that should be considered when formulating the 2022 budgets. Please direct questions to [email protected].

2021 Guide to Public Purchasing

The 2021 Public Purchasing Guide provides a general guide to Indiana’s public procurement laws – specifically those statutes governing the purchase of goods and services. The publication is intended to provide members with a basic understanding of the procedures surrounding purchasing. The Purchasing Guide is for Indiana’s cities and towns, and for special purpose entities such as park districts, redevelopment districts, and storm water districts established by individual municipalities.