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Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County is one of 64 counties in Colorado. The county seat is Burlington.

Website evaluation

Meetings P
Elected Officials
Administrative Officials
Permits, zoning Y
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Contracts N
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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. 9, 2012.

The good

  • The county commissioners list their roles, office address and personal phone number.[1]
  • The Clerk and Recorder provides contact information including a phone number, office address and personalized email.[2]
  • One is able to pay property taxes online.[3] The Assessor's office provides additional information on property taxes.[4]
  • Budgets are provided dating back to 2008.[5]
  • Audits are provided dating back to 2007.[5]
  • Mill levy information is provided dating back to 2008.[5]
  • Planning and zoning information is available and building permit applications can be downloaded.[6]
  • A calendar provides meeting times and locations.[7]
  • Departments list who is the head of the department, an office address, phone number and email.

The bad

  • Personalized emails are not provided for the commissioners.
  • Information on how to file a public records request is not provided, nor does the Clerk explicitly state to contact her office for documents. Also a fee schedule is not provided.
  • Meeting minutes and agendas are not provided, nor are archives for the past 3-5 years.
  • Approved contract statements are not available for vendors above $10,000.
  • If the county engaged in lobbying actives or if its 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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