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Minnehaha County, South Dakota

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Budget Y
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Meetings Y
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials Y
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Permits, zoning Y
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Audits Y
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Contracts P
Public records N
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Local taxes
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Minnehaha County is one of 66 counties in South Dakota. It is the most heavily populated county in the state.

Website evaluation

Last rated on Jan. 2, 2013.

The good

  • Budget
    • County budgets are online.[1]
  • Meetings
    • All the meeting agendas are available,[2] as are meeting minutes.[3]
  • Elected Officials
    • County commissioners are identified along with committees they serve on and their contact information.[4]
  • Administrative Officials
    • Contact information for administrative officials is given.[5]
  • Building Permits and Zoning
    • Zoning guidelines and information about the Planning Board is available.[6]
  • Audits
    • Audit reports are online.[7]
  • Contracts
    • Bids are posted.[8]
  • Local Taxes
    • Tax information is posted and can be paid online.[9]
  • Lobbying

The bad

  • Contracts
    • Requests for bids on service are online along with some contracts that were awarded, but there is no comprehensive listing of contracts with the county.[11]
  • Public Records
    • There are forms available for various vital records, but no specific tools for making public records requests is given.[12]

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