Evaluation of North Carolina county websites

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Below is a chart evaluating the transparency efforts of North Carolina county websites.

See also: County websites, state-by-state comparison, to compare what you can find on North Carolina's county websites to what can be found on county websites in other states.

Reading the chart

In the chart below:

600px-Yes check.png means that information is included on the government website
600px-Red x.png means that the information was not provided on the government website
P
Partial.png
means that information was partially provided

Check the page about each county for more detailed information about what information is available on the county website, along with recommendations users have made for positive changes.

Conclusions chart

2012

This chart encompasses the 5 largest counties: Mecklenburg County, Wake County, Guilford County, Forsyth County, and Cumberland County. These counties averaged a "B+" website transparency grade as of July 2012.

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning?
Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
600px-Yes check.png
5 5 4 3 4 5 3 0 4 5
P
Partial.png
0 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
N
600px-Red x.png
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 0

Comparison chart

" County Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Cumberland County, North Carolina B- Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
P
Partial.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Forsyth County, North Carolina B- Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
P
Partial.png
P
Partial.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
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Y
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N
600px-Red x.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Guilford County, North Carolina B- Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina A- Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
{{{1}}}
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
N
600px-Red x.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Wake County, North Carolina A- Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
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Y
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Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
N
600px-Red x.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png

2009

The counties were evaluated in 2009 and averaged a "D" website transparency grade.

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning?
Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
600px-Yes check.png
63 85 83 81 53 62 0 0 1 47
P
Partial.png
8 10 15 12 29 1 21 0 1 41
N
600px-Red x.png
28 4 1 6 17 36 78 99 97 11
No Website 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Comparison chart

Please check each district to see when it was last rated, if there is no time stamp then check the "History" tab to see when it was last edited.

" County Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Cumberland County, North Carolina B- Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
P
Partial.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Forsyth County, North Carolina B- Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
P
Partial.png
P
Partial.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
N
600px-Red x.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Guilford County, North Carolina B- Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina A- Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
{{{1}}}
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
N
600px-Red x.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Wake County, North Carolina A- Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
N
600px-Red x.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png

Correcting errors

If you discover an error in this chart or on one of the articles about a North Carolina county, you can report the error by emailing us.