Berkeley County, South Carolina

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Lobbying P
Public records
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Berkeley County is one of 46 counties in South Carolina.

Website evaluation

This website was most recently reviewed April 9, 2013.

The good

  • Elected Officials
    • County officials are listed with contact information.[1]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting schedule, minutes and agendas available for most recent and immediate past council meetings.[2]
    • Minutes and agendas are archived to 2001.
  • Administration
    • Contact information for administrative officials is posted in each department.[3]
  • Budget
    • Most recent approved budget is posted.[4]
  • Audit
    • Financial audits available.[5]
    • Audits are archived to 2004.
  • Contracts
    • Most recently awarded contracts are posted.[6]
  • Permits and Zoning
    • Building permits are posted.[7]
    • Zoning information is available.[8]
  • Taxes
    • Tax information available.[9]
    • Reassessment information is posted.[10]
    • Sales tax for roads information is posted.[11]
    • Millage rates are posted.[12]
  • Lobbying
  • Public Records

The bad

  • Budget
    • Budgets are not archived online for at least three years.
  • Contracts
    • Open bids are not posted.
    • Awarded bids are not archived for at least two years.
  • Lobbying
    • The county does not disclose the amount of taxpayer funds used for lobbying.

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