Chapter 1 Definitions
Chapter 2 General Powers Concerning Planning and Development
Chapter 3 Platting and Vacation of Real Property
Chapter 4 Local Planning and Zoning
Chapter 5.1 Joint District Planning and Zoning
Chapter 5.2 Regulation of Amateur Radio Antennas
Chapter 7 Regional Planning Commissions
Chapter 7.5 Multiple County Special Plan Commission for Reservoir Areas
Chapter 7.6 Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission
Chapter 8 County Building Department and Building Standards
Chapter 9 Unsafe Building Law
Chapter 10 Miscellaneous Property Restrictions
Chapter 10.1 Removal of Weeds and Rank Vegetation
Chapter 11 Historic Preservation Generally
Chapter 11.1 Historic Preservation in Marion County
Chapter 11.2 Meridian Street Preservation
Chapter 11.3 Municipal Preservation
Chapter 11.5 Historic Hotel Preservation
Chapter 11.9 Economic Development and Pollution Control; Definitions
Chapter 12 Economic Development and Pollution Control
Chapter 13 Industrial Development
Chapter 13.5 Shoreline Development
Chapter 14 Redevelopment of Areas Needing Redevelopment Generally; Redevelopment Commissions
Chapter 14.2 Tax Rate Limitation
Chapter 14.5 Redevelopment Authority
Chapter 15.1 Redevelopment of Areas in Marion County Needing Redevelopment
Chapter 15.2 Economic Development Project Districts in Marion County
Chapter 15.3 Redevelopment Authority in Marion County
Chapter 15.5 Improvement and Maintenance District for Indiana Central Canal in Indianapolis
Chapter 15.6 Flood Control Improvement Districts
Chapter 16 Home Rehabilitation Loans
Chapter 17 Urban Homesteading
Chapter 17.1 Alternative Urban Homesteading Program for Qualified Individuals
Chapter 18 Housing Authorities
Chapter 19 Aid to Housing Authorities
Chapter 21 Special Improvement Districts for Redevelopment of Blighted Areas
Chapter 22 Economic Improvement Districts
Chapter 23 Multiple County Infrastructure Authority
Chapter 24 Multiple County Juvenile Facility Authorities
Chapter 25 Additional Powers of Redevelopment Commissions
Chapter 26 Economic Development Project Districts
Chapter 27 Economic Development Tax Area
Chapter 28 Minority Enterprise Small Business Investment Companies
Chapter 29 Local Environmental Response Financing
Chapter 30 Reuse of Federal Military Bases
Chapter 30.1 Planning and Zoning Affecting Military Bases
Chapter 30.5 Development of Multicounty Federal Military Bases
Chapter 31 Professional Sports Development Area in County Containing a Consolidated City
Chapter 31.3 Professional Sports Development Area
Chapter 32 Certified Technology Parks
Chapter 33 State Institution Reuse Authority
Chapter 34 Qualified Military Base Enhancement Area
Chapter 35 Property Maintenance Areas
Chapter 36 Abatement of Vacant Structures and Abandoned Structures
Chapter 37 Determination of Abandoned Property
Chapter 38 Land Banks

Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 36 > Article 7

  • abandoned structure: means any of the following:

    Indiana Code 36-7-36-1

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • adjustment factor: means the amount, stated as a percentage, that the board determines under section 22 of this chapter should be applied in determining the district's net increment. See Indiana Code 36-7-26-3
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • advisory board: refers to the Orange County development advisory board established by section 12 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 36-7-11.5-1
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Agency: refers to the department of metropolitan development in a county having a consolidated city, the works board in second class cities, and the department of redevelopment in other units. See Indiana Code 36-7-16-2
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attorney: includes a counselor or other person authorized to appear and represent a party in an action or special proceeding. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • authority: refers to a redevelopment authority created by this chapter. See Indiana Code 36-7-14.5-2
  • authority: refers to the county convention and recreational facilities authority established by Indiana Code 36-7-15.3-2
  • authority: refers to a multiple jurisdiction infrastructure authority established under this chapter. See Indiana Code 36-7-23-1
  • authority: refers to a multiple county juvenile facility authority established under this chapter. See Indiana Code 36-7-24-1
  • authority: refers to a state institution reuse authority established under this chapter. See Indiana Code 36-7-33-1
  • base assessed value: means the net assessed value of all the taxable property located in a flood control improvement district as finally determined for the assessment date immediately preceding the effective date of the resolution adopted under this chapter establishing the particular district. See Indiana Code 36-7-15.6-2
  • base assessed value: means :

    Indiana Code 36-7-32-4

  • base period amount: means the aggregate amount of state gross retail and use taxes remitted under Indiana Code 36-7-26-4
  • base period amount: means the aggregate amount of covered local income taxes paid by employees employed in a tax area with respect to wages earned for work in the tax area for the state fiscal year that precedes the date on which the commission confirmed the resolution designating the tax area. See Indiana Code 36-7-27-2
  • Bench trial: Trial without a jury in which a judge decides the facts.
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • board: refers to the board of directors of the authority. See Indiana Code 36-7-14.5-3
  • board: refers to the board of directors of the authority. See Indiana Code 36-7-15.3-3
  • board: refers to an economic improvement board established under section 11 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 36-7-22-2
  • board: refers to the board of directors of the authority. See Indiana Code 36-7-23-2
  • board: refers to the board of directors of an authority. See Indiana Code 36-7-24-2
  • board: refers to the state board of finance created in Indiana Code 36-7-26-5
  • board: refers to the local environmental response financing board established by section 10 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 36-7-29-2
  • board of public works: refers to the board of public works of the consolidated city. See Indiana Code 36-7-15.6-3
  • bonds: means bonds, notes, or other evidence of indebtedness issued by the authority. See Indiana Code 36-7-14.5-4
  • bonds: means bonds, notes, or other evidence of indebtedness issued by the authority. See Indiana Code 36-7-15.3-4
  • bonds: means bonds, notes, evidences of indebtedness, or other obligations issued by the reuse authority in the name of the unit. See Indiana Code 36-7-30-1
  • bordering property: means a parcel of land:

    Indiana Code 36-7-11.2-2

  • budget agency: means the budget agency established by Indiana Code 36-7-31-2
  • budget agency: means the budget agency established by Indiana Code 36-7-31.3-2
  • budget committee: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 36-7-31-3
  • budget committee: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 36-7-31.3-3
  • business incubator: means real and personal property that:

    Indiana Code 36-7-32-5

  • capital improvement board: refers to the capital improvement board of managers established by Indiana Code 36-7-31-4
  • Caucus: From the Algonquian Indian language, a caucus meant "to meet together." An informal organization of members of the legislature that exists to discuss issues of mutual concern and possibly to perform legislative research and policy planning for its members. There are regional, political or ideological, ethnic, and economic-based caucuses.
  • Clerk: means the clerk of the court or a person authorized to perform the clerk's duties. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • commission: refers to a historic preservation commission established through the adoption of an ordinance under section 4 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 36-7-11-1.5
  • Commission: refers to the historic preservation commission appointed under section 3 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 36-7-11.1-2
  • commission: refers to the Meridian Street preservation commission established by this chapter. See Indiana Code 36-7-11.2-3
  • commission: refers to a preservation commission created under this chapter. See Indiana Code 36-7-11.3-2
  • commission: refers to a redevelopment commission established under Indiana Code 36-7-14.5-5
  • Commission: refers to the metropolitan development commission acting as the redevelopment commission of the consolidated city, subject to Indiana Code 36-7-15.1-3
  • commission: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 36-7-15.2-3
  • commission: refers to a redevelopment commission established under Indiana Code 36-7-15.3-5
  • commission: refers to the metropolitan development commission acting as the redevelopment commission of the city, subject to Indiana Code 36-7-15.5-2
  • commission: refers to the metropolitan development commission acting as the redevelopment commission of the consolidated city under Indiana Code 36-7-15.6-4
  • commission: refers to a redevelopment commission established under Indiana Code 36-7-26-6
  • commission: refers to the metropolitan development commission acting as the redevelopment commission of a consolidated city, subject to Indiana Code 36-7-27-3
  • commission: refers to the metropolitan development commission acting as the redevelopment commission of a consolidated city. See Indiana Code 36-7-31-5
  • commission: means the northwestern Indiana regional planning commission established by section 3 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 36-7-7.6-2
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Community organization: means a citizen's group, neighborhood association, neighborhood development corporation, or similar organization that:

    Indiana Code 36-7-9-2

  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Continuous enforcement order: means an order that:

    Indiana Code 36-7-9-2

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • council: refers to the military base planning council established under Indiana Code 36-7-30.5-3
  • covered local income taxes: means the local income tax imposed on county taxpayers under Indiana Code 36-7-27-5
  • covered taxes: means the following:

    Indiana Code 36-7-31-6

  • covered taxes: means the part of the following taxes attributable to the operation of a facility designated as part of a tax area under section 8 of this chapter:

    Indiana Code 36-7-31.3-4

  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: refers to the department of metropolitan development, subject to Indiana Code 36-7-15.1-3
  • department: refers to the department of metropolitan development of the city, subject to Indiana Code 36-7-15.5-3
  • department: refers to the department of state revenue. See Indiana Code 36-7-26-7
  • department: refers to the department of state revenue. See Indiana Code 36-7-27-6
  • department: refers to the department of state revenue. See Indiana Code 36-7-31-7
  • department: refers to the department of state revenue. See Indiana Code 36-7-31.3-5
  • Department: refers to the executive department authorized by ordinance to administer this chapter. See Indiana Code 36-7-9-2
  • department of metropolitan development: refers to the department of metropolitan development established by Indiana Code 36-7-11.2-4
  • designating body: means a:

    Indiana Code 36-7-31.3-5.5

  • development authority: means a military base development authority established under section 8 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 36-7-30.5-4
  • development commission: refers to the metropolitan development commission. See Indiana Code 36-7-11.2-5
  • development commission: means the governmental authority having primary jurisdiction over:

    Indiana Code 36-7-11.3-3

  • development commission: refers to the Orange County development commission established by section 3. See Indiana Code 36-7-11.5-1
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • district: refers to a community revitalization enhancement district designated under section 10. See Indiana Code 36-7-13-1.6
  • district: refers to an economic development project district established under this chapter. See Indiana Code 36-7-15.2-4
  • district: refers to a flood control improvement district established under this chapter. See Indiana Code 36-7-15.6-5
  • district: refers to an economic development project district established under this chapter. See Indiana Code 36-7-26-8
  • district: refers to the special taxing district established by section 9 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 36-7-29-3
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • economic improvement project: means the following:

    Indiana Code 36-7-22-3

  • enforcement authority: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 36-7-36-2
  • Enforcement authority: refers to the chief administrative officer of the department, except in a consolidated city. See Indiana Code 36-7-9-2
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • facility: refers to the following:

    Indiana Code 36-7-24-3

  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • family: means any number of individuals who:

    Indiana Code 36-7-11.2-6

  • family: means any number of individuals who:

    Indiana Code 36-7-11.3-4

  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • flood control works: includes the following:

    Indiana Code 36-7-15.6-6

  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • fund: refers to the flood control improvement fund established under section 16 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 36-7-15.6-7
  • fund: refers to the sales tax increment financing fund established in section 23 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 36-7-26-9
  • fund: refers to an incremental income tax financing fund established under section 13 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 36-7-27-7
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • gross increment: means the aggregate amount of state gross retail and use taxes that are remitted under Indiana Code 36-7-26-10
  • gross retail base period amount: means :

    Indiana Code 36-7-13-2.4

  • gross retail base period amount: means the aggregate amount of state gross retail and use taxes remitted under Indiana Code 36-7-32-6
  • gross retail incremental amount: means the remainder of:

    Indiana Code 36-7-13-2.6

  • gross retail incremental amount: means the remainder of:

    Indiana Code 36-7-32-6.5

  • hearing authority: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 36-7-36-3
  • Hearing authority: refers to a person or persons designated as such by the executive of a city or county, or by the legislative body of a town. See Indiana Code 36-7-9-2
  • high technology activity: means one (1) or more of the following:

    Indiana Code 36-7-32-7

  • Highway: includes county bridges and state and county roads, unless otherwise expressly provided. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Historic area: means an area, within the county, declared by resolution of the historic preservation commission to be of historic or architectural significance and designated as a "historic area" by the historic preservation plan. See Indiana Code 36-7-11.1-2
  • historic hotel: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 36-7-11.5-1
  • Historic preservation plan: means a plan designating one (1) or more historic areas, prepared and setting forth a plan for historic preservation by the historic preservation commission under this chapter, and adopted by the metropolitan development commission as a part of the county's comprehensive plan. See Indiana Code 36-7-11.1-2
  • Home: means a residential building containing no more than four (4) family dwelling units. See Indiana Code 36-7-16-2
  • hotel riverboat resort: refers to the historic hotels, the riverboat operated under Indiana Code 36-7-11.5-1
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • improvement and maintenance project: refers to activities that are authorized by section 5 of this chapter to be carried out within or in support of an improvement and maintenance district. See Indiana Code 36-7-15.5-4
  • in writing: include printing, lithographing, or other mode of representing words and letters. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • income tax base period amount: means :

    Indiana Code 36-7-13-3.2

  • income tax base period amount: means the aggregate amount of the following taxes paid by employees employed in the territory comprising a certified technology park with respect to wages and salary earned for work in the certified technology park for the state fiscal year that precedes the date on which the certified technology park was designated under section 11 of this chapter:

    Indiana Code 36-7-32-8

  • income tax incremental amount: means the remainder of:

    Indiana Code 36-7-13-3.4

  • income tax incremental amount: means the remainder of:

    Indiana Code 36-7-32-8.5

  • incremental income tax: means the remainder of:

    Indiana Code 36-7-27-8

  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • interested party: means the following:

    Indiana Code 36-7-11.2-7

  • interested party: means the following:

    Indiana Code 36-7-11.3-5

  • joint district: means an area of real property (whether or not the property is located within the boundaries of one (1) or more municipalities, counties, or other political subdivisions) that is established as a joint district under this chapter. See Indiana Code 36-7-5.1-2
  • Judgment: means all final orders, decrees, and determinations in an action and all orders upon which executions may issue. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Known or recorded substantial property interest: means any right in real property, including a fee interest, a life estate interest, a future interest, a mortgage interest, a lien as evidenced by a certificate of sale issued under Indiana Code 36-7-9-2
  • landlord: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 36-7-35-1
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Life estate: A property interest limited in duration to the life of the individual holding the interest (life tenant).
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • local public improvement: means any of the following:

    Indiana Code 36-7-14.5-6

  • local public improvement: means any redevelopment project or purpose of a commission or a unit under this chapter or Indiana Code 36-7-15.2-6
  • local public improvement: means any redevelopment project or purpose of a commission or a unit under Indiana Code 36-7-15.3-6
  • local public improvement: means any redevelopment project or purpose of a commission or any city under this chapter or Indiana Code 36-7-26-11
  • member: refers to a town council member. See Indiana Code 5-8-5-2
  • Meridian Street: means that part of a north-south meridian street in the city of Indianapolis, Marion County, known as Meridian Street, that lies:

    Indiana Code 36-7-11.2-8

  • Meridian Street property: means a parcel of land of which any part lies within one hundred (100) feet due west or east of any part of the right-of-way for Meridian Street. See Indiana Code 36-7-11.2-9
  • military base: means a United States government military base or other military installation that is scheduled for closing or is completely or partially inactive or closed. See Indiana Code 36-7-30-1
  • military base: means a United States government military installation that:

    Indiana Code 36-7-30.1-1

  • military base: means a United States government military base or other military installation that is:

    Indiana Code 36-7-30.5-5

  • military base property: means real and personal property that is currently or was formerly part of a military base and is subject to reuse. See Indiana Code 36-7-30-1
  • military base property: means real and personal property that is currently or was formerly part of a military base and is subject to development or reuse. See Indiana Code 36-7-30.5-6
  • minor: means a person less than eighteen (18) years of age. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • municipal utility: means a utility that is owned by a municipality and provides at least one (1) of the following:

    Indiana Code 36-7-30-1

  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • neighborhood association: means each of the following, including any successors whether an incorporated or unincorporated association:

    Indiana Code 36-7-11.2-10

  • net increment: means , for a particular state fiscal year, the product of:

    Indiana Code 36-7-26-12

  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • notice: means written notice:

    Indiana Code 36-7-11.2-11

  • notice: means written notice:

    Indiana Code 36-7-11.3-6

  • Oath: includes "affirmation" and "to swear" includes to "affirm". See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • occupant: means a person:

    Indiana Code 36-7-11.2-12

  • occupant: means a person:

    Indiana Code 36-7-11.3-7

  • Outlays: Outlays are payments made (generally through the issuance of checks or disbursement of cash) to liquidate obligations. Outlays during a fiscal year may be for payment of obligations incurred in prior years or in the same year.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • owner: means a person who owns a legal or an equitable interest in Meridian Street or bordering property. See Indiana Code 36-7-11.2-13
  • owner: means a person who owns a legal or an equitable interest in primary or secondary property. See Indiana Code 36-7-11.3-8
  • owner: means a person that holds a substantial interest in property in the form of a known or recorded fee interest, life estate, or equitable interest as a contract purchaser. See Indiana Code 36-7-36-4
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: means an individual, a corporation, a partnership, an association, a trust, a governmental body or agency, or other entity, public or private, capable of entering into an enforceable contract. See Indiana Code 36-7-11.2-14
  • person: means an individual, a corporation, a partnership, an association, a trust, a governmental body or an agency, or other entity, public or private, capable of entering into an enforceable contract. See Indiana Code 36-7-11.3-9
  • Personal property: includes goods, chattels, evidences of debt, and things in action. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • plan commission: refers to a joint district planning and zoning commission established under this chapter. See Indiana Code 36-7-5.1-1
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • PMA certification: means a certification provided under section 9 of this chapter for qualified expenditures made on property in a property maintenance area. See Indiana Code 36-7-35-3
  • PMA ordinance: means an ordinance adopted by the fiscal body of a municipality under section 9 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 36-7-35-4
  • Population: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • primary property: means property within an area designated as a primary area by the legislative body. See Indiana Code 36-7-11.3-10
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • property: refers to real property that was used by a state institution. See Indiana Code 36-7-33-2
  • property: means a building or structure:

    Indiana Code 36-7-35-5

  • Property: includes personal and real property. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • property maintenance area: means an area established by a municipality under section 9 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 36-7-35-6
  • property taxes: means :

    Indiana Code 36-7-14.2-1

  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • public facilities: includes the following:

    Indiana Code 36-7-32-9

  • qualified economic development tax project: means a project that is expected to create, retain, or create and retain at least two thousand (2,000) jobs in the county. See Indiana Code 36-7-27-9
  • qualified expenditure: means an expenditure made by a taxpayer for maintenance activities that qualify the taxpayer for a credit under Indiana Code 36-7-35-7
  • qualified historic hotel: refers to a historic hotel that has an atrium that includes a dome that is at least two hundred (200) feet in diameter. See Indiana Code 36-7-11.5-1
  • qualified site: means a site that is wholly or partially located in the district and on July 1, 1994, is:

    Indiana Code 36-7-29-4

  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • real property: include lands, tenements, and hereditaments. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • rehabilitation loan: refers to a rehabilitation loan (as defined in 24 CFR 203. See Indiana Code 36-7-17.1-2
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • remedial action: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 36-7-29-5
  • remonstrance: refers to a written remonstrance delivered to a commission in accordance with section 12 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 36-7-15.2-7
  • removal: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 36-7-29-6
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • residentially distressed area: means an area:

    Indiana Code 36-7-35-8

  • responsible person: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 36-7-29-7
  • reuse authority: means a military base reuse authority established under section 3 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 36-7-30-1
  • secondary property: means property within an area designated as a secondary area by the legislative body. See Indiana Code 36-7-11.3-11
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Sheriff: means the sheriff of the county or another person authorized to perform sheriff's duties. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Simple resolution: Designated "S. Res.," simple resolutions are used to express nonbinding positions of the Senate or to deal with the Senate's internal affairs, such as the creation of a special committee. They do not require action by the House of Representatives.
  • society: refers to the Indiana historical society or the successor to the society. See Indiana Code 36-7-11.2-16
  • society: refers to the Indiana historical society or the successor to the society. See Indiana Code 36-7-11.3-13
  • special flood hazard property: means property that on January 1, 2018, is situated in a special flood hazard area as designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in which the mandatory purchase of flood insurance may apply. See Indiana Code 36-7-15.6-8
  • state and local income taxes: means taxes imposed under any of the following:

    Indiana Code 36-7-13-3.8

  • state institution: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 36-7-33-3
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • subject property: means Meridian Street or bordering property or existing or proposed construction on the property:

    Indiana Code 36-7-11.2-17

  • subject property: means primary or secondary property or existing or proposed construction on the property:

    Indiana Code 36-7-11.3-14

  • substance: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 36-7-29-8
  • Substantial property interest: means any right in real property that may be affected in a substantial way by actions authorized by this chapter, including a fee interest, a life estate interest, a future interest, a mortgage interest, or an equitable interest of a contract purchaser. See Indiana Code 36-7-9-2
  • tax area: means a geographic area established by a commission under section 11 of this chapter in which a qualified economic development tax project is located. See Indiana Code 36-7-27-10
  • tax area: means a geographic area established by a commission as a professional sports development area under section 14 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 36-7-31-8
  • tax area: means a geographic area established as a professional sports and convention development area under section 10 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 36-7-31.3-6
  • taxpayer: means a person that is liable for a covered tax. See Indiana Code 36-7-31-9
  • taxpayer: means a person that is liable for a covered tax. See Indiana Code 36-7-31.3-7
  • technology park: refers to a certified technology park established under Indiana Code 36-7-34-2
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • vacant structure: means a structure or building that is not being occupied by an owner, tenant, or others authorized by the owner. See Indiana Code 36-7-36-6
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Verified: when applied to pleadings, means supported by oath or affirmation in writing. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5