Gallatin County, Montana

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Budget Y
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Meetings P
Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials N
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Permits, zoning Y
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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
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Gallatin County is one of 56 counties in Montana. Gallatin County is located in the southwestern region of the state. The estimated population of the county is 67,831. Bozeman is the county seat.

Website evaluation

Last rated on September 23, 2012.

The good

  • Budget
    • The website contains very comprehensive information on county budgets, including graphic year by year comparisons and easy to read summaries.[1]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes are available.[2]
  • Elected Officials
    • Commissioners are listed with contact information.
  • Building Permits and Zoning
    • The website includes comprehensive information on county zoning and planning regulations and requirements.[3]
  • Local Taxes
    • The website provides both tax information and a forum for paying taxes online.[4]

The bad

  • Meetings
    • Meeting agendas are not available.
  • Administrative Officials
    • Officials are not listed with contact information.
  • Audits
    • Audits are not posted.
  • Contracts
    • Bids and contracts are not provided.
  • Lobbying
    • No information regarding lobbying.
  • Public Records


The county will receive $1.3 million for 707,624 of federal land from the federal Payments in Lieu of Taxes program (PILT).[5]

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