County enters 21st Century

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The Dallas County Commission announced Monday at its regular meeting that it

will soon launch an interactive Web site.

The site will give county residents the option to pay their taxes, apply for a job, find county information and download forms – all online, instead of standing in line at the Dallas County Courthouse.

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Once operational, the Web site will give citizens 24 hour access to county government information – seven days a week.

The site is still a work in progress, but the option to pay taxes online will be up by Oct. 1, according to officials, and the remaining services should be available by “early next year.”

Making these county services available online is a big step into the future for Dallas County.

Making public documents, minutes from commission meetings, the budget and other information available online is another way to make the government accessible “by the people.”

Thanks to the Dallas County Commission, Probate Judge Kim Ballard, Brenda Wood, human resource director, and all the county’s employees who are helping to improve access to services for the county’s residents.