Merced County is one of 58 counties in California. Merced is the county seat.
- Main article: Evaluation of California county websites
Last rated on Jan. 17, 2012
- The names and contact information for all board of supervisor members is published.
- Meeting agendas, minutes, and videos are published.
- Audit documents are available.
- Information on public records is provided for some departments.
- Information on building permits and zoning is provided.
- The current budget is published.
- Bid information is posted.
- Information on taxes is available.
- Administrative officials contact information is available through each department.
- There is no information on lobbying.
- Current contracts are not noted.
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In 2008, Merced County reported $40,000 spent on lobbying the federal government. 
For 2007 and 2008, the county spent $459,994 on lobbying the California legislature. 
- ↑ Board of Supervisors
- ↑ Meeting Archive
- ↑ Audits
- ↑ Records
- ↑ Zoning
- ↑ Budget
- ↑ Contracts
- ↑ Taxes
- ↑ Departments
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- ↑ State-Level Lobbying and Taxpayers: How Much Do We Really Know?, Pacific Research Institute