Elbert County, Colorado

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Elbert County is one of 64 counties in Colorado. The county seat is Kiowa.

Website evaluation

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

See also: Evaluation of Colorado county websites

This site was evaluated on Aug. 6, 2012.

The good

  • One can pay permit fees and property taxes online.[1][2]
  • Property tax inquiries are available.[3]
  • Meeting agendas are published, dating back to 2004.[4] The agendas provide the time and location of future meetings.
  • Meeting minutes are available dating back to 2004.[5]
  • Contract bids are posted online.[6]
  • The site provides a public records request form.[7] The form provides a fee schedule for public records. There is also a public records database provided.[8]
  • Administrative staff provides a phone number and office address.[9]
  • County commissioners are listed, but only general contact information is provided.[10]
  • Budgets are available dating back to 2010.[11]
  • Audit reports are available dating back to 2002.[11]
  • Permit applications are posted online.[7] Zoning information is also available.

The bad

  • The public records request form provided an office address and phone number, but no email to submit requests to.
  • Personalized emails are not provided for County Commissioners or administrative staff.
  • Approved contract statements are not available for vendors above $10,000.
  • If the county engaged in lobbying activities or if it is a member of lobbying associations is not disclosed. Nor is the total cost lobbying activities or membership dues for associations available.

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