Department of Finance & Records
Although the primary function of the Director of Finance & Records of a town is to serve as fiscal officer of the town, the Director of Finance & Records has many other responsibilities. The Director of Finance & Records is responsible to:
- Receive and care for all town money and disburse monies on the order of the Town Council as directed by State Statute
- Keep financial accounts identifying the sources from which funds have been received and to whom payments of town funds have been made
- Prescribe payroll and account forms for all town offices
- Prescribe the manner in which creditors, officers and employees shall be paid
- Manage the finances and accounts of the town and make investments of town money
- Prepare the budget estimates of miscellaneous revenue, financial statements, and the proposed tax rate for the town council
- Maintain custody of the town seal and the records of the town council
- Issue all licenses and collect the fees fixed by ordinance
- Serve as the clerk of the legislative body by attending its meetings and recording its proceedings
- Administer oaths, take depositions and serve as a notary without a fee
- Serve as the Clerk of the town court, if the judge of the town court does not serve as the clerk or appoint a clerk of the court
Other responsibilities may exist depending on the structure of the town however the above are the areas of greatest focus.
To view the public portal for Zionsville's financials, including budgets, annual financial reports, debt reports and more, visit the Indiana Gateway for Government Units website.