Jackson County, Wisconsin

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Jackson County is one of 72 counties in Wisconsin. The county seat is Black River Falls.[1]

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Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Wisconsin county websites
Elected Officials
Administrative Officials
Permits, zoning
Audits N
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Lobbying N
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Public records P
Local taxes
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Transparency grading process

In December 2010, the county upgraded its website, spending about $6,000 with GovOffice Web Solutions to redesign and update the software. The county will spend $800 a year in hosting and maintenance costs. With the new website, each department will have more control over what type of content is posted and how often it can be updated.[2]

The good

  • The 2010 adopted budget and 2011 budget are available.[3]
  • County Board members are listed with contact information.[4]
  • Administrators' contact information is listed with each department.[5]
  • Meeting dates, times and locations are listed in the Community Calendar.[6]
  • County Board meetings have minutes and agendas posted for recent meetings.[7]
  • Zoning information and permit applications are available online. Instructions for obtaining further information about building permits are provided.[8][9]
  • Union contracts are posted.[10]
  • Local tax information is provided and bills can be paid online.[11]

The bad

  • Audits are not posted.
  • Public records requests are referenced in the county Privacy Notice but information on requesting public records is not available.
  • Lobbying information is not available.

External links


  1. County Seats of Wisconsin
  2. Jackson County Chronicle, Jackson County website gets a facelift, Dec. 1, 2010
  3. 2010 Budget
  4. County Board of Supervisors
  5. County Clerk
  6. Community Calendar
  7. County Board Minutes
  8. Zoning and Land Use Applications
  9. Uniform Building Code
  10. Union Contracts
  11. Treasurer