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Rowan County, North Carolina

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Transparency grading process

Rowan County is one of 100 counties in North Carolina.

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of North Carolina county websites


This site was last evaluated on April 26, 2013.

The good

  • Elected officials
    • All elected officials are listed with personalized emails, addresses, and phone numbers as well as bios.[1]
  • Administrative officials
    • Each department has phone numbers, email forms, and addresses listed.
  • Finance
    • County budgets are provided dating back to 2008.[2]
    • Audits are provided dating back to 2008.[3]
    • The county check register is posted.[4]
  • Contracts
    • Contracts for 2012 and 2013 are provided.[5]
    • Information on labor contracts is provided.[6]
    • Current bids and RFPs are published.[7]
  • Permits and zoning
    • Planning and zoning ordinances are provided.[8]
    • Building permit applications are posted online.[9]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes and agendas are provided dating back to the 1970s.[10]
    • Video archives of public meetings are available dating back to 2007.[11]
  • Taxes
    • Revenue reports[12] and expenditure reports[13] are provided.
    • The County Assessor provides information on property taxes.[14]
  • Public records
    • The public information officer is identified and provides a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[15]
  • Lobbying

The bad

  • Administrative officials
    • Heads of each department are not identified and personalized emails are not provided.
  • Lobbying
    • Membership dues for lobbying associations are not disclosed.


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