Charlotte County, Virginia

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Transparency Grade
Budget P
Meetings P
Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials Y
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Permits, zoning Y
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Audits N
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Contracts P
Lobbying N
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Public records N
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Local taxes Y
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Charlotte County is one of 95 counties in Virginia. According to the 2000 census, the population was 12,472.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Virginia county websites

The good

  • Taxes can be paid online.[1]
  • Bid requests and recent awards are listed.[2]
  • Names, contact information, as well as term dates for county board members are provided.[3]
  • Names and contact information for county administrative officials are listed.[4]

The bad

  • County board meeting minutes are posted for the current but not previous years, and no agendas are posted.[5]
  • Proposed but not approved budgets for the current and previous years are posted.[6]
  • No audited financial statements are provided.
  • There is no information for vendors about the bidding and contract award process.
  • No information is available about how to make FOIA requests, and there appears to be no record of the county's FOIA compliance.
  • There appears to be no information about any arrangements with lobbying associations the county may have. However, the Virginia Association of Counties lists the county as a member.[7]
  • The site has no search function.

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