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Evaluation of Florida county websites

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Below is a chart evaluating the transparency efforts of Florida county websites.

See also: County websites, state-by-state comparison, to compare what you can find on Florida's county websites to what can be found on county websites in other states.

Reading the chart

In the chart below:

600px-Yes check.png means that information is included on the government website
600px-Red x.png means that the information was not provided on the government website
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means that information was partially provided

Check the page about each county for more detailed information about what information is available on the county website, along with recommendations users have made for positive changes.

Conclusions Chart

2012

Florida counties had an overall "C+" (66.8%) transparency grade for their county websites on Feb. 21, 2012. However, the 5 largest counties averaged a "B" website transparency grade.

Five largest counties

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning
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Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
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5 5 5 5 5 4 3 1 1 5
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0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 4 0
N
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0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0

Comparison chart


" County Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials Admin.
Officials
Permits/
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Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Broward County, Florida B-
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Hillsborough County, Florida B-
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Miami-Dade County, Florida B
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Orange County, Florida B-
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Palm Beach County, Florida B
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2012 evaluation of all counties

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning
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Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
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54 62 60 60 59 41 26 7 23 60
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2 2 3 2 4 4 20 2 26 1
N
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11 3 4 5 4 22 21 58 18 6

All county evaluations


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Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Alachua County, Florida C Y
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Baker County, Florida C
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N
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Bay County, Florida C
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Bradford County, Florida C-
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Brevard County, Florida B
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Broward County, Florida B-
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Calhoun County, Florida F N
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Charlotte County, Florida B
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Citrus County, Florida B-
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Clay County, Florida B-
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Collier County, Florida A-
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Columbia County, Florida B
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DeSoto County, Florida C
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Dixie County, Florida D N
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Duval County, Florida A-
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Escambia County, Florida B
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Flagler County, Florida B-
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Franklin County, Florida B-
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Gadsden County, Florida C
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Gilchrist County, Florida C
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Glades County, Florida F
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Gulf County, Florida C-
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Hamilton County, Florida D N
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Hardee County, Florida C
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Hendry County, Florida D N
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Hernando County, Florida B
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Highlands County, Florida B-
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Hillsborough County, Florida B-
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Holmes County, Florida D- P
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Indian River County, Florida A+
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Jackson County, Florida B-
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Jefferson County, Florida C- N
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Lafayette County, Florida F N
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Lake County, Florida B-
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Lee County, Florida B
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Leon County, Florida A-
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Levy County, Florida C-
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Liberty County, Florida F N
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Madison County, Florida C- P
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Manatee County, Florida A-
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Marion County, Florida B-
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Martin County, Florida B
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Miami-Dade County, Florida B
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Monroe County, Florida B
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Nassau County, Florida B
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Okaloosa County, Florida A+
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Okeechobee County, Florida A+
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Orange County, Florida B-
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Osceola County, Florida B
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Palm Beach County, Florida B
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Pasco County, Florida B
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Pinellas County, Florida A+
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Polk County, Florida A-
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Putnam County, Florida B
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Santa Rosa County, Florida B-
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Sarasota County, Florida A-
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Seminole County, Florida B
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St. Johns County, Florida A-
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St. Lucie County, Florida A+
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Sumter County, Florida A+
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Suwannee County, Florida D- N
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Taylor County, Florida C- N
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Union County, Florida F N
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Volusia County, Florida B- Y
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Wakulla County, Florida B
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Walton County, Florida B-
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Washington County, Florida C- N
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Attorney General calls for improvement

Attorney General Bill McCollum issued a call on December 30, 2008 for all "sheriffs, county commissions and school boards" to ."..immediately place on their websites the email address and phone number for their public records points of contact." Additionally, the Attorney General asked the government leaders to have their contracts and current budgets posted online in time for Sunshine Week, which starts on March 15.[1]

See also

Ballotpedia evaluated ballot measure information on Florida county websites in March 2012.

Correcting errors

If you discover an error in this chart or on one of the articles about a Florida county, you can report the error to Geoff Pallay, Director of Research.

References