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Summit County, Colorado

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Summit County is a county in the U.S. state of Colorado. The county seat is Breckenridge.

Website evaluation

Budget Y
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Meetings P
Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials
Permits, zoning
Contracts P
Lobbying N
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Public records
Local taxes
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Transparency grading process

See also: Evaluation of Colorado county websites

This site was evaluated on Aug. 25, 2012.

The good

  • Elected Officials
    • Commissioners provide their duties, an office address, phone number and personalized email.[1]
  • Contracts
    • Bids and proposals are posted online.[2]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting videos, minutes and agendas are available for 2012.[3]
    • Calendar names the times and locations of meetings.[4]
  • Taxes
    • The Assessor provides a chart of local tax rates.[5]
    • Sales tax information and tax history for the county is provided.[6]
  • Administrative officials
    • A department directory shows all of the departments, phone numbers and links to office address and personalized emails.[7]
  • Public records
    • The clerk provides an office address, personalized email and phone number.[8]
    • A public records database is provided along with a fee schedule for documents.[9]
  • A public records form is provided.[10]
  • Finance
    • Budgets are provided dating back to 2010.[11]
    • Financial reports, audits, are provided dating back to 2007.[12]
    • The online checkbook register is provided for every month dating back to 2011.[13]
  • Planning
    • Zoning ordinances are provided.[14]
    • Information is provided on how to submit permit applications and the forms are downloadable.[15]

The bad

  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes and agendas are not archived for 3-5 years.
  • Contracts
    • Approved contract statements are not available for vendors above $10,000.
  • Lobbying
    • If the county engaged in lobbying activities or if it's a member of lobbying associations are not disclosed. Nor is the total cost lobbying activities or membership dues for associations available.

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