Blaine County, Idaho

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Blaine County is one of 44 counties in Idaho. Organized in 1895, Blaine County covers 2,645 square miles. The county seat is Hailey.

Website evaluation

Budget Y
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Elected Officials P
Administrative Officials
Permits, zoning Y
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Audits Y
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Lobbying Y
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Public Records
Local Taxes N
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Transparency grading process
See also: Evaluation of Idaho county websites

This website was last evaluated on July 1, 2014.

The good

  • Budget reports for both the current fiscal year and past fiscal years are available.[1]
  • Meeting agendas and minutes are available for both the current year and past years.[2]
  • Information about elected officials is available, including email addresses in all but two cases (assessor and clerk).[3]
  • Contact information, including email addresses, is available for departments and administrative officials.[4]
  • Building permit and zoning information, including applications and instructions, is available.[5]
  • Audit reports are available for the past three fiscal years.[1]
  • Basic contract information for the current fiscal year is available. This includes contract identification numbers, payment schedule, payment/receipt amounts and the names of the individuals or groups receiving or making payments.[6]
  • The county discloses its relationships with lobbying organizations and notes the amount paid in membership dues.[1]
  • Information about the public records request process is available, including a record request form.[7]

The bad

  • Links to information about property taxes do not appear to be functional.

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