Kootenai County, Idaho

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Transparency Grade
Elected Officials P
Administrative Officials N
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Permits, zoning
Audits P
Contracts N
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Lobbying N
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Public records
Local taxes P
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Kootenai County is one of 44 counties in Idaho.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Idaho county websites

The good

  • Budgets
    • The current year's budget is available and archived for three years[1]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting agendas and other board documents are available[2]
    • Meeting schedule and agendas are posted.[3]
  • Elected Officials
    • Elected officials are listed with names.[4]
  • Building Permits and Zoning
    • Building permits[5] and zoning information[6] is available.
  • Audits
    • Audit information is archived for three years[1]
  • Public Records
  • Taxes
    • Tax revenues are published in the budget[8]

The bad

  • Meetings
    • Meeting documents are not archived for three years
  • Elected officials
    • County commissioners are listed, but individual contact information is not provided.[9]. Only general contact information is available.
  • Administrative Officials
    • There is a department listing, and some administrative official contact information is available, but the information is often incomplete.[10]
  • Audits
    • The most recent year's audit is not available
  • Contracts
    • Contracts are not available
    • Bids and RFPs are not available
  • Lobbying
  • Taxes
    • Tax rates are not available

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 Kootenai County, ID -- Budget Archive
  2. Kootenai County, ID -- Board Agendas (dead link)
  3. Calendar
  4. Kootenai County, ID -- Commissioners
  5. Permits
  6. Planning
  7. Records Request Form
  8. Kootenai County, ID -- Budget (PDF) Page 39
  9. Commissioners
  10. Kootenai County, ID -- Departments