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Kent County, Delaware

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Kent County is one of three counties in Delaware. The county seat is Dover.

As of 2010, the population was 162,310.[1]

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Delaware county websites

This website was reviewed on an unknown date.

The good

  • Budget
    • The most current budget is listed.
    • Budgets are archived for 4 years.[2]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes are archived for 1 year.
    • Meeting agendas are archived for 1 year.[3]
    • Meeting videos podcasts are available.
  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are posted online.[4]
    • Approved contract statements are provided for vendors.
  • Taxes
    • Tax revenues are broken down by federal, state, and local funding in the budget.
    • Local taxes, like property taxes, are available online.[5]
  • Permits and zoning
    • Zoning ordinances are posted online.
    • Permit applications can be downloaded on the site, along with information on how to apply for the permits.[6]

The bad

  • Audits
    • Audits are not available.
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes and agendas are not archived for 3 years.
  • Administrative Officials
    • Officials are not listed with contact information.
  • Elected Officials
    • Elected officials are not listed with contact information.
  • Lobbying
    • No information regarding taxpayer funded lobbying.
  • Public Records
    • No information regarding public records requests.

Public employees

County commissioners

The Levy Court is the highest executive power in Kent County. It was established in 1655 to levy taxes, and its duties soon expanded beyond tax collection. In 1793, the commissioners were elected democratically. Commissioners are now elected to four-year terms.[7]

County administrator

The Kent County administrator is Michael Petit de Mange.[8]


2012 Budget Revenues[9]
Source Revenues % of Total
Property Tax $9,571,500 15.96%
Other Taxes $3,844,300 6.41%
Fees for Service $23,838,700 39.75%
Grants $4,845,472 8.08%
Investment Income $206,100 0.34%
Other Financing $16,759,900 27.94%
Miscellaneous $909,800 1.52%
Total $59,975,772 100%
2012 Budget Expenditures[9]
Area Expenditures % of Total
Capital Expenditures $18,849,272 31.41%
Operations & Maint. $12,066,500 20.11%
Personnel $20,829,600 34.71%
Debt Service $3,417,400 5.70%
Community Svc Grants $605,200 1.01%
Grants/Program Expenses $2,591,800 4.32%
Contingency $1,645,000 2.74%
Total $60,004,772 100%

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