Caroline County, Virginia

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Caroline County is one of 95 counties in Virginia. According to the 2000 census, the population was 22,121.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Virginia county websites

The good

  • Board members' names and contact information are posted.[1]
  • Video recordings of county board meetings can be viewed online.[2]
  • Names and contact information for county administrative officials are provided. [3]
  • The county's website offers online payment and inquiry options for county taxes.[4]
  • Budgets and audited comprehensive annual financial reports for current and previous years are available.[5]
  • The website includes a link to the Virginia Association of Counties, which lists the county as a member.[6]

The bad

  • Board meeting minutes are only available for the current year,[7] and only the next meeting's agenda is posted.[8]
  • Invitations for bids are posted, but there appears to be no listing of awarded contracts.[9]
  • Information is available about how to make FOIA requests,[10] but there appears to be no record of the county's FOIA compliance.
  • The site has no search function.



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