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

See also: County websites, state-by-state comparison, to compare what you can find on New Jersey'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
P
Partial.png
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

This chart encompasses the 5 largest counties, which averaged a "B-" website transparency grade in 2012.

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning?
Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
600px-Yes check.png
5 4 5 5 na 1 2 0 4 3
P
Partial.png
0 1 0 0 na 1 2 0 0 0
N
600px-Red x.png
0 0 0 0 na 3 1 5 1 2
  • Permits and zoning are not applied at a county level in New Jersey.

Comparison chart

" County Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Bergen County, New Jersey B-
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N
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P
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N
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Essex County, New Jersey C
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N
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N
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N
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Hudson County, New Jersey C
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N
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N
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N
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Middlesex County, New Jersey D
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P
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Na.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
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N
600px-Red x.png
Monmouth County, New Jersey B-
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Na.png
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P
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N
600px-Red x.png
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2009

In 2009 the counties averaged a "D+" website transparency grade.

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning?
Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
600px-Yes check.png
17 18 16 21 0 3 0 0 16 11
P
Partial.png
1 3 5 0 3 3 16 0 0 4
N
600px-Red x.png
3 0 0 0 18 15 5 21 5 6
  • Permits and zoning are not applied at a county level in New Jersey.

Comparison chart

Please check each district to see when it was last rated, if there is no time stamp then check the "History" tab to see when it was last edited.

" County Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Atlantic County, New Jersey A-
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N
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Bergen County, New Jersey B-
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Na.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
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N
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Burlington County, New Jersey C-
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P
Partial.png
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Na.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
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N
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N
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Camden County, New Jersey C-
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Na.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
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N
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N
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Cape May County, New Jersey C
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P
Partial.png
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Na.png
N
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P
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N
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Cumberland County, New Jersey C-
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Na.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
Essex County, New Jersey C
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Na.png
N
600px-Red x.png
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N
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N
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Gloucester County, New Jersey C
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N
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Hudson County, New Jersey C
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Na.png
N
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N
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N
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Hunterdon County, New Jersey B-
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Na.png
N
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P
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N
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Mercer County, New Jersey C- N
600px-Red x.png
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Na.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
N
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N
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Middlesex County, New Jersey D
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P
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Na.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
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N
600px-Red x.png
Monmouth County, New Jersey B-
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Na.png
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P
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N
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Morris County, New Jersey D
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P
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Na.png
N
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P
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N
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P
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Ocean County, New Jersey C
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P
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N
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N
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Passaic County, New Jersey C
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Na.png
N
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P
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N
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N
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Salem County, New Jersey C
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P
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Na.png
N
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N
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Somerset County, New Jersey C-
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P
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N
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Sussex County, New Jersey A+
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Union County, New Jersey C
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P
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Na.png
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P
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N
600px-Red x.png
N
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Warren County, New Jersey B-
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Na.png
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N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
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N
600px-Red x.png

Correcting errors

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