Indiana State Resource Center
Indiana Statewide Offices
- Attorney General
The Indiana Attorney General is the chief legal officer of the State of Indiana in the United States.The Office of the Indiana Attorney General helps protect the rights, freedoms and safety you enjoy as a citizen of the Hoosier state.
The Governor of Indiana is the chief executive of the State of Indiana. The governor is elected to a four-year term, and responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management of the functions of many agencies of the Indiana state government. The governor also shares power with other statewide executive officers, who manage other state government agencies.
- Indiana Commission on Public Records: State Forms
Under the Director and State Archivist, the Indiana Commission on Public Records (ICPR) assists state and local governments in the efficient and effective management of public records, by providing services throughout the life cycle of records, including creation, use, storage, and disposition. This page provides a search resource for State Forms.
- Indiana State
The State of Indiana is a U.S. state, the 19th admitted to the Union located in the Great Lakes Region. Residents of Indiana are known as Hoosiers, but the origin of the term is unknown. The state's name means "Land of the Indians", or simply "Indian Land".
- Lt. Governor
The Lt. Governor of Indiana's constitutional roles are to serve as President of the Indiana Senate, become acting governor during the incapacity of the governor, and became governor should the incumbent governor resign, die in office, or be impeached. The Lt. governor holds statutory positions, serving as the head of the state agricultural and rural affairs bureaus, and as the chairman of several state committees.
- Secretary of State
The Secretary of State has authority of several state departments, and is considered to be the second most powerful member of the executive branch of the state government. Among his powers is the ability to certify state elections, oversee the state's Department of Administration, enforce state business regulations, and to manage the state business services.
- State Auditor
The State Auditor is the chief financial officer of the State of Indiana. He has four primary duties including accounting for all of the State's funds; overseeing and disbursing county, city, town, and school tax distributions; paying the State's bills; and paying the State's employees. The Auditor of State is the Administrator of the State of Indiana Deferred Compensation Plan.
- State Treasurer
The treasurer of state is responsible for the safekeeping and investment of moneys and securities paid into the state treasury.
Indiana Legislative Branch
- Indiana General Assembly
The General Assembly is responsible for enacting the laws by which the State of Indiana is governed. It is a bicameral legislature that consists of a lower house, the Indiana House of Representatives, and an upper house, the Indiana Senate. Members of the General Assembly are elected from districts that are realigned every ten years. Representatives serve terms of two years and senators serve terms of four years. Both houses can create bills, but bills must pass both houses before it can be submitted to the governor and enacted into law.
Indiana Court Rules and Forms
- Indiana Court Forms
Provides links to forms for use in Indiana trial courts and appellate courts.
- Indiana Courts Case Records
Provides search for Criminal & Citation Case Records and Civil, Family & Probate Case Records of Indiana County Courts.
- Indiana Local Rules
Provides links to local court rules for all Indiana counties.
- Indiana Rules of Court
Provides links to the Administrative; Admission & Discipline; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Appellate Procedure; Child Support; Criminal Procedure; Evidence; Judicial Conduct; Jury; Original Actions; Parenting Time; Post-Conviction Remedies; Professional Conduct; Small Claims; Tax Court; Trial De Novo; Trial Procedure; Interpreter Code of Conduct & Procedure; and Family Court Project Rules. These court rules are posted for informational purposes only. Official rules and citations are available from Thompson/West.
- Indiana State Code of Civil Law and Procedure: Title 34
Information Maintained by the Office of Code Revision Indiana Legislative Services Agency.
- Indiana State Code of Criminal Law and Procedure: Title 35
Information Maintained by the Office of Code Revision Indiana Legislative Services Agency
- Southern U.S. District Rules
Link to automatic pdf download.
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Indiana Forms
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Indiana Rules
Link to automatice pdf download.
Indiana Judicial Branch
- Indiana Courts
There are two primary levels of Indiana state courts: trial courts and appellate courts. The Supreme Court of Indiana, the Court of Appeals of Indiana, and the Indiana Tax Court are appellate-level courts. In Indiana, there are three different kinds of trial courts: circuit courts, superior courts, and local city or town courts.
Indiana Executive Branch
- Department of Administration
The Indiana Department of Administration is an umbrella agency that provides support services to other state agencies to help assure the smooth functioning of state government. The Commissioner of the Department of Administration is appointed by the governor and assisted by an executive staff.
- Department of Agriculture
The mission of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) is to support growth in Indiana agriculture by serving as an advocate at the local, state and federal level; defining and nurturing economic opportunity in the food, fuel and fiber sectors; and enhancing the stewardship of natural resources on agricultural land.
- Department of Correction
The IDOC is a statewide organization, comprised of 21 adult facilities, 6 juvenile facilities, 9 parole districts, 74 community corrections counties, a central administrative office, and countless community partnerships. Even though the reach is far and wide, each small part of the Department is committed to the main tenets of our mission: to increase public safety and reduce recidivism.
- Department of Education
The Indiana Department of Education oversees primary and secondary education in the U.S. state of Indiana. The department is managed by the Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction, an elected office. The Superintendent serves as voting member and the chair of the Indiana State Board of Education, an eleven member body with its ten other members appointed by the Governor of Indiana. The board sets statewide school policy and has limited control over curriculum.
- Department of Environmental Management
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has a staff of 900, and employs some of Indiana's most qualified engineers, scientists and environmental project managers specializing in air, land, pollution prevention and water quality issues. Their staff members work hard to provide quality environmental oversight and technical assistance in your community and around the state.
- Department of Financial Institutions
The Department of Financial Institutions was created by the Indiana Financial Institutions Act of 1933. This act commissioned the Department with the responsibility for supervising commercial banks, trust companies, private banks, savings banks, building and loan associations, credit unions, and finance companies incorporated under the laws of the State of Indiana. The Department’s scope of regulatory responsibilities has since been broadened to include supervision of pawnbrokers, licensees under the Uniform Consumer Credit Code, licensees under the Indiana Small Loan Act, industrial loan and investment companies, money transmitters, check cashers, budget service companies, and rental-purchase agreement companies.
- Department of Health
The Indiana State Department of Health supports Indiana's economic prosperity and quality of life by promoting, protecting and providing for the health of Hoosiers in their communities.
- Department of Homeland Security
Indiana, led by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, in collaboration with citizens, government, and private entities, will achieve the common purpose of preventing, protecting against, responding to and recovering from man-made or natural threats and events to people, property, and the economy. The Divisions of DHS include Emergency Response and Recovery; Field Services; Fire & Building Safety/State Fire Marshall; Planning and Assessment; and Preparedness and Training.
- Department of Insurance
The Indiana Department of Insurance (IDOI) protects Indiana's insurance consumers by monitoring and regulating the financial strengths and market conduct activities of insurance companies and agents. The IDOI also oversees the administration of several dedicated funds entrusted to the Department by the Indiana General Assembly. IDOI issues reports and consumer alerts so that Indiana consumers are well informed of the latest concerns in the insurance marketplace. IDOI also monitors insurance companies and agents for compliance with state laws to protect consumers and to offer them the best array of insurance products available.
- Department of Labor
The mission of the Department of Labor (DOL) is to advance the safety, health and prosperity of Hoosiers in the workplace. It includes the following divisions: INSafe; IOSHA; Child Labor; Wage & Hour; Quality, Metrics & Statistics; and Bureau of Mines. DOL does not have authority or responsibility over Workforce Development or Workers Compensation, each of which exist independently in Indiana.
- Department of Natural Resources
The mission of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is to protect, enhance, preserve, and wisely use natural, cultural, and recreational resources for the benefit of Indiana's citizens through professional leadership, management, and education. DNR is divided into two distinct areas of responsibility: the Regulatory Management Team; and, the Land Management Team. The Regulatory Management Team consists of the Divisions of Water; Entomology and Plant Pathology; Historic Preservation and Archeology; Reclamation; and Oil and Gas. Outdoor recreation and land management programs are housed within the Land Management Team. That unit consists of State Parks and Reservoirs; Nature Preserves; Land Acquisition; Fish and Wildlife; Outdoor Recreation and Forestry.
- Department of Revenue
The Department of Revenue (DOR) is responsible for providing service to Indiana citizens regarding state tax matters. Additionally, the Department administers state tax laws, develops regulations and makes decisions about tax policy.
- Department of State Personnel
The Indiana State Personnel Department (SPD) provides human resource services to the executive branch of government.
- Department of Transportation
"INDOT will plan, build, maintain, and operate a superior transportation system enhancing safety, mobility and economic growth." INDOT has jurisdiction over the following route types including adjacent overpasses and ramps: state roads; interstates; and U.S. Routes. This responsibility includes items such as traffic control devices like signs and traffic signals as well as construction and maintenance operations like snow removal and pot hole patching. INDOT does NOT have jurisdiction over city or county streets. INDOT also has some jurisdiction involving railroads, aeronautics and public transit.
- Department of Veterans' Affairs
Since its establishment in 1945, the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) has remained focused on aiding and assisting "Hoosier" veterans, and qualified family members or survivors, who are eligible for benefits or advantages provided by Indiana and the U.S. government.
- Department of Workforce Development
Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) manages and implements innovative employment programs for Hoosiers, unemployment insurance systems, and facilitates regional economic growth initiatives for Indiana.
- Family & Social Services Administration
The Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) was established by the General Assembly in 1991 to consolidate and better integrate the delivery of human services by State government. FSSA is a health care and social service funding agency. There are five care divisions in FSSA: Division of Family Resources; Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning; Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services; Division of Mental Health and Addiction; and Division of Aging.
- Indiana Criminal Justice Institute
Guided by a Board of Trustees representing all components of Indiana's criminal and juvenile justice systems, the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) serves as the state's planning agency for criminal justice, juvenile justice, traffic safety, and victim services. The Institute develops long-range strategies for the effective administration of Indiana's criminal and juvenile justice systems and administers federal and state funds to carry out these strategies.
- Indiana Economic Development Corporation
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) is the State of Indiana's lead economic development agency. The IEDC was officially established in February 2005 to replace the former Department of Commerce. In order to respond quickly to the needs of businesses, the IEDC operates like a business. The IEDC focuses its efforts on growing and retaining businesses in Indiana and attracting new business to the State. The IEDC is focused exclusively on economic development and has incorporated all state entities with economic development responsibilities into its organizational structure.
- Indiana National Guard
The Indiana National Guard is a joint-force organization with Army National Guard installations around the state. Additionally, there are three Air Wings. The Indiana Army and Air National Guard are reserve components of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. During times of national emergency, National Guard members may be called into active federal service by the President of the United States. During peace times, the National Guard is commanded by the governor. In it's "state" role, the National Guard assists local law enforcement agencies during emergencies at the direction of the governor.
- Indiana State Information Center
The State Information Center is your single point of contact for questions about state government. help.IN.gov provides the following services: Find an Agency (a complete list of all Indiana agencies); Find a Person (search by last name or by phone number); Frequently Asked Questions (answers to commonly asked Indiana questions); State Time Zone Map; Information Search (search for specific state documents and records); and Información de Indiana.
- Indiana State Police
The Indiana State Police is the statewide law enforcement agency for the state of Indiana. Their mission is to provide the most professional, effective and courteous police service possible at all times and with every endeavor.
- Office of the Inspector General
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is most known for investigating criminal and ethics violations by state employees and contractors. In addition to its investigations, the OIG writes the Indiana Code of Ethics, staffs the State Ethics Commission, and educates and advises state workers on the Code of Ethics. The OIG also addresses waste in state government and makes recommendations to state agencies to improve efficiency.
- Office of Tourism Development
Indiana Office of Tourism Development is a not-for-profit organization charged with representing Indiana and helping the long-term development of Indiana communities through a travel and tourism strategy. The Indiana Office of Tourism Development's role is to promote travel and tourism in the state of Indiana to both residents and out-of-state travelers.
- State Library
The Indiana State Library is responsible for: (1) Developing and providing library services to state government, its branches, its departments and its officials and employees; (2) Providing for the individual citizens of the state those specialized library services not generally appropriate, economical or available in other libraries of the state; (3) Encouraging and supporting the development of the library profession; and (4) Strengthening services of all types of publicly and privately supported special, school, academic, and public libraries.
- Worker's Compensation Board of Indiana
The mission of the Worker's Compensation Board (WCB) is to provide efficient dispute resolution for injured workers and employers by administering both formal adjudication and informal dispute resolution services; to serve the public by answering inquiries regarding the Indiana Worker's Compensation system; and to collect statistical information regarding workplace injuries in Indiana.
Indiana Boards and Commissions
- Gaming Commission
The mission of the Gaming Commission is to license and regulate riverboat gambling in Indiana and ensure compliance with applicable statutes, rules, and regulations in a manner that promotes the integrity of gaming, and the best interest of the State of Indiana and its citizens.
- Indiana Arts Commission
The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) encourages the presence of the arts in communities of all sizes while promoting artistic quality and expression. The IAC advocates arts development opportunities across the state, and stewards effective use of public and private resources for the arts. It stimulates public interest in, and participation with, Indiana's diverse arts resources and cultural heritage. The IAC works to enhance public awareness of the arts, life-long learning opportunities, and arts education programs.
- Indiana Commission for Higher Education
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is a fourteen-member public body created in 1971 to: define the educational missions of public colleges and universities; plan and coordinate Indiana’s state-supported system of postsecondary education; review budget requests from public institutions and the State Student Assistance Commission; and approve or disapprove for public institutions the establishment of new programs or expansion of campuses.
- Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission
The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) is a fact-finding body that hears evidence in cases filed before it and makes decisions based on the evidence presented in those cases. An advocate of neither the public nor the utilities, the IURC is required by state statute to make decisions that balance the interests of all parties to ensure the utilities provide adequate and reliable service at reasonable prices.