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What is Maricopa County OpenBooks?
Maricopa County OpenBooks provides the public with information about Maricopa County in a user-friendly website. It is a strategic priority of Maricopa County to simplify access to financial and budgetary data as well as information on a variety of significant initiatives. While this information has been historically available at www.maricopa.gov
, the goal of Maricopa County was to provide a central location to find information about how the County operates and bring additional accountability for the use of both tax and non-tax revenues.
Through Maricopa County OpenBooks, citizens can access available information about Maricopa County in one easy central location. In addition, Maricopa County OpenBooks was created in harmony with the Open Government Initiative and Arizona Revised Statute (A.R.S.) Section 41-725
Currently, the following information can be found at Maricopa County OpenBooks:
- demographic and organizational structure of the County, including contact and election information
- taxes and fees imposed on the citizenry
- summary financial and budgetary data
- electronic versions of County contracts in a searchable database
- links to useful resources about the County, State, and National government
This site also includes a searchable database of detailed revenue and expenditures. Maricopa County has partnered with the State of Arizona to provide this data through the State’s transparency site called Arizona OpenBooks
. Through this partnership, taxpayers can access revenue and expenditure information from governmental entities in Arizona from one site.