There are a few easy steps to comply with so you can register a business in Indiana. Once you have a business idea, you can start by figuring out the legal structure of your business (whether you have partners or you will operate as a sole proprietor). There will be different sets of requirements to register for each type of business entity.
The next step is to register your business or trade mark name. You need to earn a DBA (Doing Business As) certificate by reserving your business name and paying a fee. After that, you can register your business license. The nature of your business will determine if a license is required. To give you an idea, the following types of businesses will require a permit to operate:
· Health and safety services
· Day care services
· Foods and other consumer goods
· Professional services
· Contracting services
Then, you may file the records for your business registration and pick your business location. There might be a need to pay additional zoning fees and permits based on the location of your business. And then finally, register your business tax profile and obtain insurance. As with the business permit, the type of business that you want to register will determine the necessary insurance to file.
Since 2002, Indiana State has 567 counties, and 1008 townships. Municipalities are all governed by elected city council officials, such as the mayor, city clerk, etc. All of which serve a four-year term. The business of the county is run by a board of county commissioners composed of three members elected in a four-year term.
Another nine officials, who also serve in a four-year term, are in the executive functions, namely the county auditor, clerk, treasurer, recorder, sheriff, surveyor, coroner, prosecuting attorney, and coroner. The appointed official includes school superintendent, highway engineer, highway supervisor, physician, attorney, and extension agent. The city council is composed of seven elected members, who exercise the taxing power and works as a check for the board of county commissioners. Marion County, however, was consolidated with Indianapolis city and run by the elected mayor and council.
Townships provide assess taxable property and assistance to the poor. Each township is overseen by a trustee who serves on a four-year term. In some townships in the state, trustees also oversee the public schools. In most counties, however, public schools are overseen by community school corporations. There are a total of 294 public school districts in the state of Indiana, along with 1,125 districts.See the main Indiana Page for county links.