Washington County, Virginia

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Transparency Grade
Elected Officials
Administrative Officials
Permits, zoning
Public records
Local taxes
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Transparency grading process

Washington County is one of 95 counties in Virginia.

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Virginia county websites

This site was evaluated on Oct. 24, 2012.

The good

  • Elected Officials
    • The Board of Supervisors is listed with names and personalized emails.[1]
    • The "Contact us" page provides an office address and phone number.[2]
  • Administrative staff
    • A short bio, office address and phone number are provided.[3]
    • Emails for administrative staff can be found under board listings.[4]
  • Finance
    • Budgets are provided dating back to 2002.[5]
    • Audits are provided dating back to 1999.[6]
  • Contracts
    • Bids are posted online.[7]
    • Vendors and the amounts for their contracts are posted.[8]
  • Meetings
    • A calendar posts the times and locations of public meetings.[9]
    • Meeting minutes and agendas are provided dating back to 2009.[10]
  • Planning
    • Local zoning ordinances are posted.[11]
    • Zoning permit applications can be downloaded.[12]
  • Lobbying
  • Taxes
    • The county provides a chart of local taxes.[14]
  • Public records
    • The County Administrator acknowledges its roles as the public information officer, and provides information on how to request public records.[15]
    • A form is published so that citizens may request records.[16]
    • The County Administrator provides an office address and phone number.

The bad

  • None posted

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