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Department of Local Government Finance

DLGF > Referendum Information Referendum Information

A referendum is a public question placed on a ballot by a local unit. Past referenda have included construction projects (for various taxing units, including schools) and operating needs (for schools).

Property taxes that are approved by voters in a referendum are not subject to the property tax caps. Therefore, any successful referendum may result in a property tax bill that exceeds the caps (1% of assessed value for homesteads [owner-occupied residence], 2% for other residential properties and farmland, and 3% for all other property).

Petition/Remonstrance & Referendum Information

A taxpayer should contact their county voter registration office to obtain the proper petition forms to use under IC 6-1.1-20.

Petition and Remonstrance Process Flow Chart

Local Public Question/Referendum Process Flow Chart

Referendum Calculator

Estimated Referendum Impact Calculator

To look up your assessed value, click HERE and find the value labeled "Assessed Value Total Land and Improvements." This value will be highlighted in yellow.

Reorganization Referendum

November 2014

  • Town of Zionsville and Perry Township, Boone County

    Construction Project Referendum

    What is a Controlled Project Referendum?

    May 2015 Elections

    November 2014 Elections

    Click HERE to review information on past construction project referenda.

    School Tax Levy Referendum

    What is a School Tax Levy Referendum?

    May 2015 Elections

    November 2014 Elections

    Bond Refunding Referendum

    What is a Bond Refunding Referendum?

    Click HERE for information on past bond refunding referenda.