This is the schedule for publication of local government units’ annual reports:
Following the second regular meeting of the county commissioners, the report should be posted and published (IC 36-2-2-19). According to the state Board of Accounts, newspapers should expect those reports in February.
Within four weeks after the third Tuesday following the first Monday in January, the township trustee is to publish an abstract of receipts and disbursements (IC 36-6-4-13).
To avoid squabbles over publication costs, township trustees and newspapers should note that budget lines with zero amounts do not have to be included in the published report. This will serve to condense the size of the publication.
Cities and towns
Within 60 days after the end of the calendar year, the fiscal officer is to publish an annual report of receipts and disbursements (IC 5-3-1-3).
The Board of Accounts reminded newspapers that there were several new entities required to publish annual financial reports.
Many libraries and special districts with budgets of $300,000 or more have to now publish within 60 days after year end.
No earlier than Aug. 1 or later than Aug. 15, the secretary of each school corporation must publish an annual financial report (IC 5-3-1-3).