Hancock County, West Virginia

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Transparency Grade
Budget N
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Meetings P
Elected Officials P
Administrative Officials
Permits, zoning N
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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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Transparency grading process

Hancock County is one of 55 counties in West Virginia.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of West Virginia county websites

The good

  • The Commission meeting dates are listed, but no minutes are posted[1].
  • The Commissioners are listed, but their individual contact information is not[1].
  • Contact information is provided for the Administrative officials[2].
  • Tax information is provided[3].

The bad

Drug Task Force tells law abiding citizens reporting dealing if heroin, "But, his dad is a nice guy" Commissioner frequently profit through their use of taxpayer money Cronyism is all that is done with taxpayers money and people actually wanting to create businesses are turned away if not politically connected Taxpayers fund 100% of county employees insurance premiums Veterans organization have been converted to primarily be used as slot machine parlors to support political activities over actual veterans

  • Budget is not published.
  • Does not provide information on building permits and zoning, audits, and contracts.
  • There is no information on obtaining public records.

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 Commissioners
  2. Officials see menu on the left
  3. Taxes