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Dodge County, Wisconsin

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Dodge County is one of 72 counties in Wisconsin. The county seat is Juneau.[1]

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Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Wisconsin county websites
Budget P
Elected Officials
Administrative Officials
Permits, zoning
Audits P
Contracts N
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Lobbying N
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Public records N
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Local taxes P
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Transparency grading process

The good

  • Has a list of elected officials.[2]
  • List of departments has administrative officials listed by their departments.[3]
  • Building permits and zoning information are posted.[4]
  • Audit Committee meeting minutes and agendas are available.[5]
  • Some tax information is posted.[6]
  • There are archived meeting minutes and agendas available.[7]

The bad

Public Records

The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council performed an audit of compliance with the Wisconsin Open Records Law in 2008. 3 in 10 of the requests submitted were found to be ignored or responded to in violation of state law.

Jail booking records were partially denied to requestors in Dodge County, with the following explanation given: "You will find those records, excluding any bookings that we had with immigration authorities, as after checking with the Immigration Authority, they will not allow release of those records."[8]

See "Audit finds nearly 10% of open records requests denied or ignored" for more.

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