Coweta County, Georgia

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Coweta County is one of 159 counties in Georgia. Its county seat is Newnan.

Evaluation of website

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

The good

  • Budget
    • The most current budget is listed.
    • Budgets are archived for 4 years.[1]
  • Administrative Officials
    • Department heads are listed for each department.[2]
    • Contact information for administrative officials is provided including a mailing address, phone number, and personalized email.
  • Elected Officials
    • Elected officials are listed with a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[3]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes are archived for 3 years.
    • Meeting agendas are archived for 3 years.[4]
    • A meeting calendar is available and names the times and locations of public meetings.[5]
  • Audits
    • The most recent audit is posted.
    • Audits dating back to 2008 are available.[6]
  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are posted online.[7]
  • Public Records
    • Approved contract statements are provided for vendors.[8]
  • Public Records
    • The public information officer is identified and maintained by the records custodian. This person provides a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[9]
  • Taxes
    • Tax revenues are broken down by federal, state, and local funding in the budget.
    • Local taxes, like property taxes, are available online.[10]
  • Lobbying
  • Permits and zoning
    • Zoning ordinances are posted online.[12]
    • Permit applications can be downloaded on the site, along with information on how to apply for the permits.[13]

The bad

  • Public Records
    • A public records form is not provided
    • A fee schedule for documents is not provided.

External links


  1. Coweta County, Budgets, Accessed: Jan 16, 2013
  2. Coweta County, Staff Directory, Accessed: Jan 16, 2013
  3. Coweta County, Elected Officials, Accessed: Jan 16, 2013
  4. Coweta County, Meeting Minutes and Agendas, Accessed: Jan 16, 2013
  5. Coweta County, Meeting Calendar, Accessed: Jan 16, 2013
  6. Coweta County, Audits, Accessed: Jan 16, 2013
  7. Coweta County, Bids, Accessed: Jan 16, 2013
  8. Coweta County, Contracts, Accessed: Jan 16, 2013
  9. Coweta County, Public Records, Accessed: Jan 16, 2013
  10. Coweta County, Tax Commissioner, Accessed: Jan 16, 2013
  11. Coweta County, Lobbying, Accessed: Jan 16, 2013
  12. Coweta County, Zoning, Accessed: Jan 16, 2013
  13. Coweta County, Permits, Accessed: Jan 16, 2013