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Carter County, Oklahoma

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Budget N
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Meetings Y
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Elected Officials P
Administrative Officials P
Permits, zoning N
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Audits N
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Contracts N
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Lobbying N
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Public records N
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Local taxes Y
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Carter County is a county located in Oklahoma. As of 2000, the population was 45,621. Its county seat is Ardmore.

Website evaluation

The good

  • County Commissioners are listed and some contact information is provided.[1]
  • Board meeting agendas and minutes are provided.[2][3]
  • Local tax rates are provided[4], along with a searchable database for tax records[5]

The bad

  • Budget information is not provided.
  • Contact information for individual commissioners is missing.
  • Information is not available on building permits and zoning.
  • County audits and contracts are not online.
  • Does not disclose if belongs to government sector lobbying associations.
  • Information on how to make a public records request is not provided on the site.

External links


  1. County Commissioners
  2. Carter County Commission Meeting Agendas 2009
  3. Minutes
  4. Tax Rates
  5. Tax Search