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<div style="float:right; margin:0 0 1em 1em;">__TOC__</div>'''What information can people find on their [[county websites|county's]] website in New Jersey?'''
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This page captures a snapshot of the information contributed by '''Sunshine Review''' users after they've studied the information made available on [[New Jersey counties (Sunshine Review)|New Jersey county websites]]. 
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'''See also:'''  [[County websites, state-by-state comparison]], to compare what you can find on New Jersey's county websites to what can be found on county websites in other states.
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==Reading the chart==
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'''In the chart below:'''<br>
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{|
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|-
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| {{Yesleft}} || means that information is included on the government website
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|-
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| {{Noleft}}  || means that the information was not provided on the government website
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|-
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| {{Partial}} || means that information was partially provided
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|}
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Check the Sunshine Review page about each county for more detailed information about what information is available on the county website, along with recommendations SR users have made for positive changes.
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* See sample [[proactive disclosure|transparency]] legislation at the [http://www.sunshinestandard.org Sunshine Standard]
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==Conclusions chart==
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===2012===
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In 2012 Sunshine Review evaluated the five largest counties and found they averaged a "B-" grade.
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{|class="wikitable" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" border="1" background-color:white"
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|-
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! style="background-color:#cedff2" |
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! style="background-color:#cedff2" | [[Government budgets|Budget]]?
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! style="background-color:#cedff2" | [[Open Meeting Law|Meetings]]?
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! style="background-color:#cedff2" | [[Elected officials (Sunshine Review)]]?
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! style="background-color:#cedff2" | [[Administrative Officials|Admin. Officials]]?
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! style="background-color:#cedff2" | [[Building permits and zoning|Permits/<br>Zoning]]?
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! style="background-color:#cedff2" | [[Audits]]?
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! style="background-color:#cedff2" | [[Contracts]]?
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! style="background-color:#cedff2" | [[Lobbying]]?
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! style="background-color:#cedff2" | [[State sunshine laws|Public records]]?
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! style="background-color:#cedff2" | [[Local taxes|Taxes]]?
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|-valign="top"
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| style="background-color:#cedff2" | {{Yes (Sunshine Review)}} || style="text-align:center" |5 ||style="text-align:center" | 4 || style="text-align:center" |5 || style="text-align:center" |5 || style="text-align:center" |na || style="text-align:center" |1 || style="text-align:center" |2 || style="text-align:center" |0 || style="text-align:center" |4 || style="text-align:center" |3
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|-valign="top"
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| style="background-color:#cedff2" | {{Partial}} || style="text-align:center" |0 || style="text-align:center" |1 || style="text-align:center" |0 ||style="text-align:center" | 0 || style="text-align:center" |na || style="text-align:center" |1 || style="text-align:center" |2 ||style="text-align:center" | 0 || style="text-align:center" |0 || style="text-align:center" |0
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|-valign="top"
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| style="background-color:#cedff2" | {{No (Sunshine Review)}} || style="text-align:center" | 0 || style="text-align:center" | 0 || style="text-align:center" | 0 || style="text-align:center" | 0 || style="text-align:center" | na || style="text-align:center" | 3 || style="text-align:center" | 1 || style="text-align:center" | 5 ||style="text-align:center" | 1 ||style="text-align:center" | 2
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|}
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* Permits and zoning are not applied at a county level in [[New Jersey]].
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'''Comparison chart'''
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<dpl>
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category = Rated New Jersey counties
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category = top 10 project
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include = {County transparency checklist}:Rating:Budget:Meetings:Elected Officials:Administrative Officials:Building permits and zoning:Audits:Contracts:Lobbying:Public records:Local taxes
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order = ascending
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table = class="wikitable sortable", [[Alabama counties (Sunshine Review)|County]], [[Transparency checklist|Grades]], [[Government budgets|Budget]], [[Open Meeting Law|Meetings]], [[Elected Officials (Sunshine Review)]], [[Administrative Officials|Admin.<br>Officials]], [[Building permits and zoning|Permits/<br>Zoning]], [[Audits]], [[Contracts]], [[Lobbying]], [[State sunshine laws|Public records]], [[Local taxes|Taxes]]
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tablerow = %%,%%
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</dpl>
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===2009===
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In 2009 Sunshine Review evaluated all of the counties and found the counties averaged a "D+" website transparency grade.
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{|class="wikitable" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" border="1" background-color:white"
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|-
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! style="background-color:#cedff2" |
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! style="background-color:#cedff2" | [[Government budgets|Budget]]?
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! style="background-color:#cedff2" | [[Open Meeting Law|Meetings]]?
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! style="background-color:#cedff2" | [[Elected officials (Sunshine Review)]]?
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! style="background-color:#cedff2" | [[Administrative Officials|Admin. Officials]]?
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! style="background-color:#cedff2" | [[Building permits and zoning|Permits/<br>Zoning]]?
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! style="background-color:#cedff2" | [[Audits]]?
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! style="background-color:#cedff2" | [[Contracts]]?
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! style="background-color:#cedff2" | [[Lobbying]]?
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! style="background-color:#cedff2" | [[State sunshine laws|Public records]]?
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! style="background-color:#cedff2" | [[Local taxes|Taxes]]?
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|-valign="top"
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| style="background-color:#cedff2" | {{Yes (Sunshine Review)}} || style="text-align:center" |17 ||style="text-align:center" | 18 || style="text-align:center" |16 || style="text-align:center" |21 || style="text-align:center" |0 || style="text-align:center" |3 || style="text-align:center" |0 || style="text-align:center" |0 || style="text-align:center" |16 || style="text-align:center" |11
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|-valign="top"
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| style="background-color:#cedff2" | {{Partial}} || style="text-align:center" |1 || style="text-align:center" |3 || style="text-align:center" |5 ||style="text-align:center" | 0 || style="text-align:center" |3 || style="text-align:center" |3 || style="text-align:center" |16 ||style="text-align:center" | 0 || style="text-align:center" |0 || style="text-align:center" |4
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|-valign="top"
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| style="background-color:#cedff2" | {{No (Sunshine Review)}} || style="text-align:center" | 3 || style="text-align:center" | 0 || style="text-align:center" | 0 || style="text-align:center" | 0 || style="text-align:center" | 18 || style="text-align:center" | 15 || style="text-align:center" | 5 || style="text-align:center" | 21 ||style="text-align:center" | 5 ||style="text-align:center" | 6
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|}
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* Permits and zoning are not applied at a county level in [[New Jersey]].
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==Comparison chart==
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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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<dpl>
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category = Rated New Jersey counties
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include = {County transparency checklist}:Rating:Budget:Meetings:Elected Officials:Administrative Officials:Building permits and zoning:Audits:Contracts:Lobbying:Public records:Local taxes
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order = ascending
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table = class="wikitable sortable", [[Alabama counties (Sunshine Review)|County]], [[Transparency checklist|Grades]], [[Government budgets|Budget]], [[Open Meeting Law|Meetings]], [[Elected Officials (Sunshine Review)]], [[Administrative Officials|Admin.<br>Officials]], [[Building permits and zoning|Permits/<br>Zoning]], [[Audits]], [[Contracts]], [[Lobbying]], [[State sunshine laws|Public records]], [[Local taxes|Taxes]]
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tablerow = %%,%%
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</dpl>
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{{New Jersey (Sunshine Review)}}
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[[Category:My Government Website/New Jersey]]
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[[Category: New Jersey counties]]
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[[Category:County website evaluation charts]]
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[[Category:Sunshine Review pages]]

Revision as of 10:40, 26 August 2013

Portal:My Government WebsiteMgw small.png
My Government Website
Transparency Checklist
Progress reports
County website project
County comparison chart

City website project
List of cities

School district website project
List of school districts
What information can people find on their county's website in New Jersey?

This page captures a snapshot of the information contributed by Sunshine Review users after they've studied the information made available on New Jersey county websites.

See also: County websites, state-by-state comparison, to compare what you can find on New Jersey'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 Sunshine Review page about each county for more detailed information about what information is available on the county website, along with recommendations SR users have made for positive changes.

Conclusions chart

2012

In 2012 Sunshine Review evaluated the five largest counties and found they averaged a "B-" grade.

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials (Sunshine Review)? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning
?
Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
600px-Yes check.png
5 4 5 5 na 1 2 0 4 3
P
Partial.png
0 1 0 0 na 1 2 0 0 0
N
600px-Red x.png
0 0 0 0 na 3 1 5 1 2
  • Permits and zoning are not applied at a county level in New Jersey.

Comparison chart


County Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials (Sunshine Review) Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Bergen County, New Jersey B-
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Na.png
N
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P
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N
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Essex County, New Jersey C
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Na.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
N
600px-Red x.png
Hudson County, New Jersey C
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Na.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
Middlesex County, New Jersey D
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Na.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
N
600px-Red x.png
Monmouth County, New Jersey B-
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Na.png
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}

2009

In 2009 Sunshine Review evaluated all of the counties and found the counties averaged a "D+" website transparency grade.

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials (Sunshine Review)? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning
?
Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
600px-Yes check.png
17 18 16 21 0 3 0 0 16 11
P
Partial.png
1 3 5 0 3 3 16 0 0 4
N
600px-Red x.png
3 0 0 0 18 15 5 21 5 6
  • Permits and zoning are not applied at a county level in New Jersey.

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.


County Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials (Sunshine Review) Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Atlantic County, New Jersey A-
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Na.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Bergen County, New Jersey B-
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Na.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Burlington County, New Jersey C-
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Na.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
Camden County, New Jersey C-
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Na.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
N
600px-Red x.png
Cape May County, New Jersey C
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Na.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Cumberland County, New Jersey C-
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Na.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
Essex County, New Jersey C
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Na.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
N
600px-Red x.png
Gloucester County, New Jersey C
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
P
Partial.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Hudson County, New Jersey C
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Na.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
Hunterdon County, New Jersey B-
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Na.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Mercer County, New Jersey C- N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Na.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
Middlesex County, New Jersey D
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Na.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
N
600px-Red x.png
Monmouth County, New Jersey B-
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Na.png
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Morris County, New Jersey D
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
{{{1}}}
Na.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
Ocean County, New Jersey C
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Passaic County, New Jersey C
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Na.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
N
600px-Red x.png
Salem County, New Jersey C
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
{{{1}}}
Na.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Somerset County, New Jersey C-
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
{{{1}}}
Na.png
P
Partial.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
Sussex County, New Jersey A+
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Na.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Union County, New Jersey C
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
{{{1}}}
Na.png
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
Warren County, New Jersey B-
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Na.png
{{{1}}}
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
N
600px-Red x.png