Powers and duties of the Clerk Treasurer
Sec. 6. (a) The clerk-treasurer shall do the following:
(1) Receive and care for all town money and pay the money out
only on order of the town legislative body.
(2) Keep accounts showing when and from what sources the
clerk-treasurer has received town money and when and to whom
the clerk-treasurer has paid out town money.
(3) Prescribe payroll and account forms for all town offices.
(4) Prescribe the manner in which creditors, officers, and
employees shall be paid.
(5) Manage the finances and accounts of the town and make
investments of town money.
(6) Prepare for the legislative body the budget estimates of
miscellaneous revenue, financial statements, and the proposed
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(7) Maintain custody of the town seal and the records of the
(8) Issue all licenses authorized by statute and collect the fees
fixed by ordinance.
(9) Serve as clerk of the legislative body by attending its
meetings and recording its proceedings.
(10) Administer oaths, take depositions, and take
acknowledgment of instruments that are required by statute to
be acknowledged, without charging a fee.
(11) Serve as clerk of the town court under IC 33-35-3-2, if the
judge of the court does not serve as clerk of the court or appoint
a clerk of the court under IC 33-35-3-1.
(12) Perform all other duties prescribed by statute.
(b) A clerk-treasurer is not liable, in an individual capacity, for
any act or omission occurring in connection with the performance of
the requirements set forth in subsection (a), unless the act or omission
constitutes gross negligence or an intentional disregard of the
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.212, SEC.4. Amended by Acts 1981,
P.L.17, SEC.27; P.L.189-1988, SEC.5; P.L.10-1997, SEC.33;
P.L.33-1998, SEC.11; P.L.98-2004, SEC.162.
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