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.

2021 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 2021 Budget Bulletin features process and “how-to” information, as well as formulaic information from the State Auditor and Department of Local Government Finance that you’ll need to complete your budget.

2021 Budget Revenue Estimates

The state has released the Estimated Miscellaneous Revenues for Budget Year 2021. This report provides estimated amounts of various miscellaneous revenues for both the periods of July through December 2020 and Budget Year 20201. 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 2021 budgets. Please direct questions to [email protected].

2020 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.

As we head into another season of budget-making, Aim has worked hard on the 2020 survey results to help members provide comparative data for decision making and an in-depth view of what others are doing. For an electronic copy of the 2020 Salary, Wage, and Fringe Benefits Survey, please contact [email protected].

Guide to Public Purchasing

The 2016 Public Purchasing Guide provides a general guide to Indiana’s public procurement laws – specifically those statutes governing the purchase of goods and services. It 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.