Hamilton County, Florida

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Hamilton County is one of 67 counties in Florida. Jasper is the county seat.

Hamilton County's estimated population as of 2009 was 14,592.[1]

Evaluation of website

Main article: Evaluation of Florida county websites

The good

  • The county board's home has a space for agendas and minutes, but as of Feb, 6, 2012, the space is empty.[2]
  • County commissioners are listed with contact information.[2]
  • Building permits are available[3], as well as land development regulations.[4]
  • Local tax information is provided.[5]

The bad

Public Records

In late 2008 reporters organized by the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors requested the most recent budget emails from central Florida county officials in order to audit the responses.

In Hamilton County, the requestor was told that his request must be directed to County Sheriff Harrell Reid. Reid informed the requestor that the request must be made in writing, which the law does not require. He also said that the records being sought did not exist.[6]

See also public record requests meet with confusion in central Florida.


For Hamilton County, the clerk or comptroller performs the internal audits.[7]

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