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Ravalli County, Montana

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Ravalli County is one of 56 counties in Montana. Ravalli County is located in southwestern Montana. The estimated county population is 36,070. Hamilton is the county seat.

Website evaluation

The good

  • Comprehensive information on zoning and permits.[1]
  • Budget information for the fiscal year 2008 is posted, but no other budget information has been made available online.[2]

The bad

  • The website includes information on how to pay taxes, but no information on how tax rates are set or where tax revenues go.[3]
  • No information on how to file an request for public records.


The county will receive $1.6 million for the 1.1 federal acres in the county from the federal Payments in Lieu of Taxes program (PILT).[4]

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