Howard County, Maryland

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

Howard County is one of 24 counties in Maryland.

Website evaluation

The good

  • Meeting schedule is posted.[1]
  • County council members listed with contact information.[2] Other officials listed in directory.[3]
  • Budget is provided.[4]
  • Building permits[5] and zoning regulations[6] posted.
  • Taxes can be paid online.[7] Local tax info provided.[8]
  • List of current contracts available.[9]
  • Form to request public records available for the Health Dept., but not other departments.[10]

The bad

Public Employees

Howard County council members earn a salary of $54,600.[12]

External links


  1. Meeting Schedule
  2. Council
  3. Officials
  4. Budget
  5. Permits
  6. Zoning
  7. Pay Taxes Online
  8. Tax Info
  9. Current Contracts
  10. Records Request Form
  11. Audit Reports
  12. Washington Post, Prince George’s elected officials due for a raise in tough economic times, Nov. 22, 2011