Kenosha County, Wisconsin

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Kenosha County is one of 72 counties in Wisconsin. The county seat is Kenosha.[1]

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Website evaluation

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

The good

  • Budget information is available.[2]
  • Has elected officials' contact information.[3]
  • A general administrative contact is provided, and specific departments contain more specific information.[4]
  • Building permit and zoning information is posted.[5]
  • Has audit information listed.[6]
  • Meeting agendas and meetings are provided.[7]
  • Reports on Economic Recovery spending are available.[8]

The bad

  • Has online tax payment and property tax information is accessible through a search function, but no further tax information is available.[9][10]
  • There is no information on meetings, contracts, lobbying or public records requests.

Public records

The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council performed an audit of compliance with the Wisconsin Open Records Law in 2008. Three in ten of the requests submitted were found to be ignored or responded to in violation of state law.

The Kenosha County Police Department charged a requester $5 for a first page and $1 each for subsequent pages, well over the $0.15 per page recommended by the Wisconsin Department of Justice.[11]

See "Audit finds nearly 10% of open records requests denied or ignored" for more.

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