Henry County, Georgia

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Henry County is one of 159 counties in Georgia. Its county seat is McDonough.

Evaluation of website

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

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Budget Y
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Meetings Y
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials Y
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Permits, zoning Y
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Audits Y
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Contracts Y
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Lobbying Y
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Public records Y
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Local taxes Y
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Transparency grading process


Main article: Evaluation of Georgia county websites

The good

  • Budget
    • The most current budget is listed.
    • Budgets are archived for 10 years.[1]
  • Administrative Officials
    • Department heads are listed for each department.[2]
    • 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.[3]
  • 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.[4]
  • Audits
    • The most recent audit is posted.
    • Audits dating back to 2002 are available.[5]
  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are posted online.
    • Approved contract statements are provided for vendors.[6]
  • 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.[7]
    • 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.[8][9]
    • Residents are able to pay taxes online.[10]
  • Lobbying
  • Permits and zoning
    • Zoning ordinances are posted online.[12]
    • Permit applications can be downloaded on the site, along with information on how to apply for the permits.[13]

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