Sullivan County, New Hampshire

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Sullivan County is one of 10 counties in New Hampshire. It was founded in 1827 and has a population of 42,239 as of 2010.[1]

Transparency Grade
Elected Officials
Administrative Officials
Permits, zoning N
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Contracts N
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Lobbying N
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Public records N
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Local taxes P
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Website evaluation

The good

  • The website has county commissioners' meeting minutes.[2]
  • The website has county commissioners' meeting agendas.[3]
  • The website has county committee meeting information.[4]
  • The website has budget information available.[5]
  • The website has elected and administrative officials' information.[6]
  • The website has yearly audits posted since 2001.[7]

The bad

  • The website does not have information on building permits, zoning, audits, contracts, lobbying, public records, or local taxes.
  • The website does not have contact information for some of the elected officials.


The Fiscal Year 2011 budget for Sullivan County was $28.6 million.[8]. The 2012 projected budget is $29.1.[9]


Sullivan County has received a total of $16.3 million from the economic stimulus package.[10]

Project Area Cost
Business/Community $238,363
Education $12,117,928
Energy/Environment $545,775
Housing/Facilities $800,160
Military $120,684
Public Safety $1,236,514
Transportation $1,286,308

Public Employees

Sullivan County employs approximately 300 people.[11]

Elected Officials


  • Approve budget

Administrative Officials

The executive branch consists of the County Commissioners.[13]

Term Length[14]

  • Two every 2 years
  • Third every 4 years


  • County supervision
  • Submit budget to delegation


See also: New Hampshire state government salary

Only some public employee salaries are individually itemized in the annual budgets.[16]

Position Wage
Commissioner $28,938
Treasurer $4,842
County Administrator $99,182
County Attorney $72,698
Victim/Witness Program $45,836
Sheriff $62,791


See also: New Hampshire public pensions

There is no pension information posted.

Emergency personnel

The letter from the sheriff in the Annual Report 2009 reports that the Sheriff's Department exceeded revenue projections by $9,800 and saw a surplus.[17]


There is no lobbying information posted.

Transparency & public records

The web site has meeting minutes posted since 2004.[18]


The county raised $14.9 million worth of local tax revenue and the rest of the money came from state and federal sources.[19]

External links


  1. Sullivan County
  2. Meeting Minutes
  3. Meeting Agendas
  4. Committee Meetings
  5. Budget Information
  6. County Officials
  7. Budget and Taxes
  8. Summary Expense
  9. FY 2012 Proposed (dead link)
  10. NH Recovery
  11. Sullivan County
  12. Delegation
  13. Commissioners
  14. Commissioners
  15. Commissioners
  16. Summary Expense
  17. Annual Report 2009
  18. Minutes
  19. 2011 Revenue Summary