Tax Assessors

Tax Assessors

A snowy Town of Snowmass at night with lights glowing in the dusk. The town uses GIS.

Elevating an Enterprise GIS

Introduction Nestled in the Rocky Mountains at approximately 8,200 feet above sea level, the Town of Snowmass Village is comprised of a medium density, mixed used, and transit-oriented core surrounded by suburban residential neighborhoods and open space. Over 35 miles of maintained hiking and biking trails and 150 miles of ski trails contribute to the […]

View from up high of a snowy town street. Truckee, CA uses GIS.

Truckee, CA Implements GIS

California Town Implements GIS.

Busy street of The City of Bozeman, Montana at night from an aerial view. The City uses GIS for land records.

Bozeman, MT: GIS for Land Records

“Most Livable” Montana City Implements the Esri Parcel Fabric.

Close up of apartment buildings in Columbus Consolidated Government, Georgia. The City uses GIS for Land records and parcel fabric.

Georgia City uses Esri’s Parcel Fabric

Preserving Parcel Data with Progressive Technology

Lauderdale Lakes, Florida. Aerial view of tax parcels for tax assessors using GIS.

The Tax Assessor’s Offices strive to achieve fair and equitable valuations of all properties within mandated specifications, and to appraise all property at fair market value. Staff within this department also typically review and process property returns, including specialized assessments and exemptions. Tax Assessor Offices and Departments are also commonly responsible for determining taxability, value, and equalization of all property assessments within the county.

All departments, if not already in place, need the introduction of established lines of communication and collaboration. This will increase efficiency and productivity related to GIS projects and tasks. Coupled with the clarification of enterprise and departmental GIS authority figures, GIS responsibilities related to the Tax Assessor’s Office will be clearly defined and understood.

Tasks for GIS with Tax Assessors include developing a migration plan to Esri’s Parcel Fabric. GTG has helped a multitude of clients mirgrate their data from the old ArcGIS Online way of managing tax parcels to Esri’s newest tool that assists with maintaining the values of the property within certain jurisdiction and property appraisals. GIS can be arranged to be integrated with CAMA, enabling property appraisers to link GIS tax parcels to the CAMA system, allowing a geographical display of all data in CAMA.

For more information on Land Management and the Parcel Fabric, click here.