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 Environment and Nat Resources

The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is the primary stewardship organization for the preservation of the State's natural resources. The agency administers regulations to protect air quality, water quality, and public health, offers assistance to businesses, local governments, and the public, and provides education on environmental issues and awareness. The natural resource division helps protect fish, wildlife and wilderness areas. The North Carolina Zoological Park in Asheboro, N.C. is also the responsibility of DENR.

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.