Carver County, Minnesota

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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 P
Permits, zoning
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Carver County is one of 87 counties in Minnesota. As of 2000, the population was 70,205. Its county seat is Chaska. Carver County is named after the explorer Jonathan Carver. Carver County is part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Area.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Minnesota county websites

This website was most recently evaluated on an unknown date.

The good

  • Budget
    • The most current budget is listed.
    • Budgets are archived for 6 years.[1]
  • Administrative Officials
    • Department heads are listed for each department.[2]
    • Contact information for administrative officials is provided including a mailing address, phone number, and some have personalized email.
  • Elected Officials
    • Elected officials are listed with a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[3]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes are archived for 11 years.
    • Meeting agendas are archived for 11 years.
    • A meeting calendar is available and names the times and locations of public meetings.[4]
    • Meeting videos are posted.[5]
  • Audits
    • The most recent audit is posted.
    • Audits dating back to 2006 are available.[6]
  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are posted online.[7]
    • Approved contract statements are provided for vendors.[8]
  • Public Records
    • The public information officer is identified and maintained by Assistant County Attorney position. This person provides a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[9]
    • A public records form is provided.
    • A fee schedule for documents is provided.[10]
  • Taxes
    • Tax revenues are broken down by federal, state, and local funding in the budget.
    • Local taxes, like property taxes, are available online.[11][12]
    • Residents are able to pay taxes online.[13]
  • Lobbying
  • Permits and zoning
    • Zoning ordinances are posted online.[15]
    • Permit applications can be downloaded on the site, along with information on how to apply for the permits.[16]

The bad

  • Administrative Officials
    • Not all administrative officials have personalized emails provided. For example, the county administrator does not have an email listed.

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