Just one month after the City of Indianapolis and Marion County announced a two-year overhaul of the Indy.gov website, officials announced today the launch of four city and county government services, the first to go live on the new pilot site. This kick-off includes a new public information portal and deduction search feature, as well as updated homestead and mortgage deduction applications.
“The way in which this new website will help constituents gain access to government services and resources demonstrates how Indianapolis is leading the way in innovation,” said Ken Clark, Chief Information Officer, Information Services Agency for the City of Indianapolis and Marion County. “We want the public to know that this is more than the launch of a new website. The roll-out of these first four services is a significant step in creating an open and transparent government that gives residents easier access to public records, documents and information.”
There are several exemptions and deductions available to homeowners in Marion County, but not many opportunities to easily enroll, search or request information. The new deduction search function and updated homestead and mortgage deduction applications illustrate how the new website will transition hundreds of paper processes to easier, more efficient online capabilities. Users can now easily apply for these deductions and, using the new Deduction Search, can verify the deductions applied to their parcel. As the website evolves, additional exemption and deduction types will be added to this search.
Under Indiana’s Public Records Act, access to information regarding government affairs and the acts of public officials and employees is a fundamental and necessary right of every person. Access is now just a click away through the public information portal. Previously, records requests had to be made in-person, by email, phone or mail. Today, users can request records any time of the day, any day of the week, through the online portal.
In addition to the launch of these services, the Information Services Agency is working daily to evaluate, update and create new services. Constituents can expect new service roll-outs and website enhancements on a quarterly basis. Users can expect the site to be more accessible for everyone on every device.
To explore the first pages of the new site, visit my.indy.gov