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Burleson County, Texas

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Budget Y
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Meetings Y
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials Y
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Permits, zoning
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Audits Y
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Contracts P
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Lobbying Y
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Public records Y
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Local taxes Y
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Transparency grading process

Burleson County, Texas is one of 254 counties in Texas.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Texas county websites

This website was last evaluated an unknown date.

The good

  • Elected Officials
    • Elected officials are listed with a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[1]
  • Administrative officials
    • Department heads are listed for each department.
    • Contact information for administrative officials is provided including a mailing address, phone number, and personalized email.[2]
  • Taxes
    • Tax revenues are broken down by federal, state, and local funding in the budget.
    • Local taxes, like property taxes, are available online.
    • Residents are able to pay taxes online.[3]
    • Information on the current tax rate is provided.[4]
  • Budget
    • The most current budget is listed.
    • Budgets are archived for 7 years.[5]
  • Audits
    • The most recent audit is posted.
    • Audits dating back to 2005 are available.[6]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes are archived for 3 years.
    • Meeting agendas are archived for 3 years.
    • A meeting calendar is available and names the times and locations of public meetings.[7]
  • Public records
    • A public records form is provided. The Public Information Officer is identified.[8][9]
    • Public record information posted in FAQs.[10]
  • Lobbying
  • Permits and zoning
    • County does not have zoning or building codes.
    • Permit applications can be downloaded on the site, along with information on how to apply for the permits.[13]

The bad

  • Contracts
    • Approved contract statements are not provided for vendors.
  • Public records
    • A fee schedule for documents is not provided.

External links

References

  1. 'Burleson County, Commissioners, Accessed: Dec 15, 2012
  2. Burleson County, Administrative Officials, Accessed: Dec 15, 2012
  3. Burleson County, Pay Taxes Online, Accessed: January 12, 2013
  4. Burleson County, Tax Rate, Accessed: Jan 12, 2013
  5. Burleson County, Budget, Accessed: Dec 15, 2012
  6. Burleson County, Audits, Accessed: Jan 12, 2012
  7. Burleson County, Agendas, Accessed: Jan 12, 2012
  8. Burleson County, Public Records Request Form, Accessed: Jan 12, 2012
  9. Burleson County, Public Information Officer, Accessed: Jan 12, 2013
  10. Burleson County, FAQ, Accessed: Jan 12, 2012
  11. Burleson County, Home Page, Accessed: Jan 12, 2013
  12. Burleson County, 2013 Budget, Accessed: Jan 12, 2013
  13. Permits