Henry County, Georgia

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Meetings Y
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Permits, zoning Y
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Audits Y
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Henry County is one of 159 counties in Georgia (Sunshine Review). Its county seat is McDonough.

As of the 2000 census, the population was 119,341. The 2009 Census Estimate placed the population at 201,343.[1] This county is a part of the Atlanta Metropolitan Area.

Evaluation of website

In 2011 Henry County earned a Sunny Award for having a perfect website transparency score.

Main article: Evaluation of Georgia county websites

Last rated on an unknown date.

The good

  • Budget
    • The most current budget is listed.
    • Budgets are archived for 10 years.[2]
  • Administrative Officials
    • Department heads are listed for each department.[3]
    • Contact information for administrative officials is provided including a mailing address, phone number, and personalized email.
  • Elected Officials
    • Elected officials are listed with a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[4]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes are archived for at least 5 years.
    • Meeting agendas are archived for at least 5 years.
    • A meeting calendar is available and names the times and locations of public meetings.
    • Meeting videos are available.[5]
  • Audits
    • The most recent audit is posted.
    • Audits dating back to 2002 are available.[6]
  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are posted online.
    • Approved contract statements are provided for vendors.[7]
  • Public Records
    • The public information officer is identified and maintained by the county clerk. This person provides a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[8]
    • A public records form is provided.
  • Taxes
    • Tax revenues are broken down by federal, state, and local funding in the budget.
    • Local taxes, like property taxes, are available online.[9][10]
    • Residents are able to pay taxes online.[11]
  • Lobbying
  • Permits and zoning
    • Zoning ordinances are posted online.[13]
    • Permit applications can be downloaded on the site, along with information on how to apply for the permits.[14]

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