Somerset County, Maine

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Budget N
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Meetings Y
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials Y
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Permits, zoning
Audits N
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Contracts N
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Lobbying N
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Public records P
Local taxes N
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Somerset County is one of sixteen counties in Maine. Somerset County is located in northern Maine, bordering on the Canadian province of Quebec. The estimated population of Somerset County is 50,888. Skowhegan is the county seat.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Maine county websites

The good

  • Full information is available on the County Commission, including each Commissioner's partisan affiliation, complete meeting minutes and agendas, and videotaped recordings of the county meetings.[1]
  • A public Registry of Deeds search function allows public access to land records.[2]
  • A Registry of Probate functions allows users to search for court cases and criminal records.[3]

The bad

  • No information on local taxes or county budgets.
  • No information on how to obtain public records other than land records.


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