Jackson County has launched a new version of its website, http://www.co.jackson.or.us, for smartphones, according to a news release.

Jackson County has launched a new version of its website, http://www.co.jackson.or.us, for smartphones, according to a news release.

The URL www.JacksonCounty.org/mobile also will work.

Users can read site content, dial department phone numbers with one touch and view streamlined assessment, tax and permit data.

"Smartphones are becoming a primary means of Internet access for many of our constituents, so we're excited to offer a mobile version of our website," Jackson County technology director Mark Decker said in the release. "Giving them a view of Jackson County's web site that is optimized for smartphones is key to making information more available and useful to the public, helping us meet our goals of being transparent and providing easy access to county services.