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Garrett County, Maryland

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Garrett County is one of 24 counties in Maryland.

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Maryland county websites

This site was last evaluated on Oct. 15, 2012.

The good

  • Elected Officials
    • County Commissioners are listed with a bio, phone number, mailing address and group email.[1] Personalized emails are also provided for each official.
  • Administrative Officials
    • Departments provided a mailing address, phone number and email address.
  • Finance
    • Budgets are provided dating back to 2008.[2]
    • Finance reports are available dating back to 2006.[3]
  • Taxes
    • Local tax rates, tax sales, and other resources are provided.[4]
    • Residents can pay taxes online.[5]
  • Contracts
    • Bid proposals are posted on the site.[6]
    • Bid awards and information on vendors is also provided.
  • Meetings
    • Meeting times and locations are provided.[7]
    • Meeting minutes are provided dating back to 2001.[8]
    • Audio and video of past meetings is also archived.[9]
  • Public records
    • A public records e-form is supplied on the site.[10]
    • A request form is also available for public meeting with commissioners.[11]
    • The public information officer is identified, and a mailing address, phone number and email are provided.[10]
  • Planning and zoning
    • Information for which permits you'll need and how to contact those who have them is provided.[12]
    • Information on local zoning ordinances is available.[13]
  • Lobbying

The bad

  • Meetings
    • Meeting agendas could not be located for the past 3-5 years.

External links


  1. Garret County, Commissioners, Accessed: Oct. 5, 2012
  2. Garrett County, Budgets, Accessed: Oct. 5, 2012
  3. Garrett County, Finance reports, Accessed: Oct. 5, 2012
  4. Garrett County, Taxes, Accessed: Oct. 5, 2012
  5. Garrett County, Pay property taxes, Accessed: Oct. 5, 2012
  6. Garret County, Purchasing, Accessed: Oct. 5, 2012
  7. Garrett County, Meeting notices, Accessed: Oct. 5, 2012
  8. Garrett County, Meeting minutes, Accessed: Oct. 5, 2012
  9. Garrett County, Meeting video and audio, Accessed: Oct. 5, 2012
  10. 10.0 10.1 Garrett County, Public records, Accessed: Oct. 5, 2012
  11. Garrett County, Public meeting request, Accessed: Oct. 5, 2012
  12. Garrett County, Permits and inspections, Accessed: Oct. 5, 2012
  13. Garrett County, Zoning, Accessed: Oct. 5, 2012
  14. Garrett County, Lobbying, Accessed: Oct. 15, 2012