Flathead County, Montana

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Budget Y
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Meetings P
Elected Officials P
Administrative Officials Y
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Permits, zoning Y
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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
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Flathead County is one of 56 counties in Montana. Flathead County is located in the northwestern region of the state. The estimated county population is 85,314. The county seat is Kalispell.

Website evaluation

Last rated on September 23, 2012.

The good

  • Budget
    • Budgets are posted.[1]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes and most recent agenda provided.[2]
  • Elected Officials
    • Officials are listed with email addresses.[3]
  • Administrative Officials
    • Officials are listed with contact information on department pages.
  • Building Permits and Zoning
    • Building permits and zoning information is available.[4]
  • Audits
    • Audits are posted.[5]
  • Local Taxes
    • Tax information is available.[6]

The bad

  • Meetings
    • Archived agendas are not available.
  • Elected Officials
    • Phone numbers are not provided.
  • Contracts
    • Bids and contracts are not available.
  • Lobbying
    • No information regarding lobbying.
  • Public Records
    • The website contains no information on filing an public records request.


The county received $1.9 million in 2010 for 2.4 million acres in federal payments for the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program (PILT).[7]

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