NC Transparency was created by the John Locke Foundation in an effort to encourage transparency among North Carolina’s governmental entities. It connects citizens to important information available online from state agencies, counties, school systems, and municipalities, and also points out important information that is not available. Learn more about NC Transparency.


Dept of Justice

The Department of Justice under the Attorney General provides legal representation and advice to all state government agencies, commissions, and departments, legal opinions at the request of other public officials, and handles all criminal appeals from trial courts. In addition, the Department assists law enforcement entities across the state, oversees the State Bureau of Investigation and the North Carolina Justice Academy and other law enforcement training commissions.

Other responsibilties include monitoring standards through the Private Protective Services Board and the Alarm Systems Licensing Board and educating consumers and protecting them from fraud through the Consumer Protection Division. 


Hidden property tax information

August 18, 2010

What the Association of County Commissioners doesn't want you to know about your property taxes


Featured Entity

Wake County Schools

Based on our research and scoring model, Wake County Schools is the most transparent school system in the state.

The Wake County Public School System is a public school district located in Wake County, North Carolina. With 137,706 students enrolled in 159 schools as of the 2008/09 academic year, it is the largest public school district in North Carolina and the 18th largest district in the United States. The student population is projected to grow by 20,242 students by the 2010-2011 school year.