Evaluation of Minnesota county websites

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Below is a chart evaluating the transparency efforts of Minnesota county websites.

See also: County websites, state-by-state comparison, to compare what you can find on Minnesota's county websites to what can be found on county websites in other states.

Reading the chart

In the chart below:

600px-Yes check.png means that information is included on the government website
600px-Red x.png means that the information was not provided on the government website
P
Partial.png
means that information was partially provided

Check the page about each county for more detailed information about what information is available on the county website, along with recommendations users have made for positive changes.

Conclusions chart

2012

The top 5 largest counties averaged a "C-" website transparency grade.

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning
?
Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
600px-Yes check.png
5 5 5 4 1 5 2 2 1 3
P
Partial.png
0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1
N
600px-Red x.png
0 0 0 0 3 0 2 3 4 1

Comparison chart


No websites have been evaluated for Minnesota.

2009

The average transparency score of Minnesota counties was a "D."

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning
?
Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
600px-Yes check.png
23 64 73 47 34 11 9 1 4 32
P
Partial.png
7 14 7 16 11 4 1 2 2 8
N
600px-Red x.png
50 2 0 17 35 65 70 77 74 40

Comparison chart

Please check each district to see when it was last rated, if there is no time stamp then check the "History" tab to see when it was last edited.


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Officials
! Permits/
Zoning
! Audits ! Contracts ! Lobbying ! Public records ! Taxes |}

County Budget Information

Annual summaries of Budgeted Revenues and Expenditures and Summary Budget Information for Minnesota's counties can be found on the Office of the State Auditor website.


Counties without websites


No websites have been evaluated for Minnesota.

Correcting errors

If you discover an error in this chart or on one of the articles about a Minnesota county, you can report the error to Geoff Pallay, Director of Research.


References