Howard County has a tool for connecting citizens
with their government: a mobile and webbased
application called “Tell HoCo.” “Tell HoCo”
enables Howard County residents and visitors
to report non-emergency problems – such as potholes, graffiti,
downed tree limbs and traffic signal issues, among others – to the
appropriate county government representative, 24 hours a day,
365 days a year.
Via the app, citizens can use their smart phones to snap a
photo, send a report, and track its progress. The “Tell HoCo” app
can be downloaded for free from the Apple Store or from Google
play. Users can make anonymous reports if they desire, after they
register. Additionally, links to the web version of “Tell HoCo” are
prominently included on the Howard County government website.
Once issues are identified, the person making the report receives
updates on its progress. Users can also check to see what
issues have been reported in their communities.