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Mobile-App-LogoA new app enhances communication between Columbia County and its residents.

Looking for an easy way to pay your water bill? Trying to find the closest dog park? Want to buy tickets to a county event or adopt a pet?

Columbia County has launched a new app, “My County – Columbia County,” to communicate with local residents and visitors. “The My County app is the very first of its kind anywhere in the country, allowing citizens to access county information, communicate with county representatives and provide a way to make payments for county-related services,” says Cassidy Harris, county spokeswoman. 

Based on extensive research including internal and external feedback, the mobile app team targeted some of the county’s most frequently used resources in the initial release. They include news; community events; animal services; parks and recreation; maps; augmented reality, which helps people find their way around county facilities; 311 citizens reporting and messaging; development and payments. 

Residents can download the free app in the Apple and Google stores. Additional resources will be offered in a second phase in the future.

“It’s very user friendly,” Harris says. “You can make it what you