Barron County, Wisconsin

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Barron County is one of 72 counties in Wisconsin. It was formed in 1859 and is named after legislator and circuit court judge Henry D. Barron. The county covers 862.84 square miles and contains 369 lakes. The city of Barron is the county seat.[1]

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Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Wisconsin county websites

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Transparency grading process


The good

  • Easy to find budget and audit information.[2]
  • Meeting information is listed along with county board meeting minutes.[3]
  • Easy to find elected and administration officials.[4]
  • Has permits and zoning laws on the website.[5]

The bad

  • One is able to pay taxes online, but there are no substantive instructions and no additional tax information.
  • There is no information on contracts, lobbying, or obtaining public records. Those searching for public records requests will see a link to the open records law, but no information on how to request those records.

External links

References

  1. County Seats of Wisconsin
  2. County Budget and Audit Information
  3. County Meetings Information
  4. County Department Information
  5. County Zoning Information