Washington County, New York

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Washington County is one of 62 counties in New York.

Website evaluation

Main Article: Evaluation of New York county websites

The good

  • Budget is published.[1]
  • Property tax data available in searchable database.[2] Tax rates and info provided.[3]
  • Building permit available.[4] Zoning is done by municipalities, county only makes referrals.[5]
  • Administrative officials listed with contact information.[6]
  • County supervisors listed in directory, but only mailing addresses are available.[7] Meetings posted on calendar.[8] Minutes are available.[9]

The bad

Open Records

The Post Star blog Your Right to Know is putting together an examination of county salaries using the New York Freedom of Information Law. Warren, Washington and Saratoga counties are the counties being examined. Thus far, Warren and Washington counties have each complied fully with the request.[10]

Washington County responded on November 18, 2008 to let the requestor know they were working on the request[11], and responded in full (by providing all the requested documents) on November 19, 2008.[12] The salary list is now available on the blog.[13]

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