|Download this layer (31 MB)|
Includes ESRI Shapefile and ArcGIS 10 layer file (.lyr)
The DOR Real Property Verified Market Sales datalayer shows data from the DOR Division of Local Services Bureau of Local Assessment. BLA uses Property Sales Reports (the LA-3) to conduct assessment/sales ratio studies.
Beginning with FY 2010, the Bureau of Local Assessment is requiring annual sales submissions by all communities; these sales will be used to automatically generate sales statistics for certification, interim year adjustment (the LA-15) and the EQV process. In order to conduct an accurate study, data needs to be submitted on all sales over $1,000. A tabular version of the dataset can be accessed at https://dlsgateway.dor.state.ma.us/gateway/Public/WebForms/LA3/LA3Search.aspx. An OLIVER-based interactive online mapping application to filter and map the data can be accessed at http://maps.massgis.state.ma.us/map_ol/dor_la3.php.
Data are based on an extract from DOR on March 2, 2012 and represent sales from 2001 to third quarter 2011.
The layer is named DOR_LA3_PT.
MassGIS staff geocoded the an extract of LA3 data from the DOR database. The data were geocoded to enhanced Navteq streets. Not all tabular records were able to be geocoded.
The DOR Real Property Verified Market Sales datalayer's point attribute table contains the following items:
PARCEL_ID DOR Parcel ID number JUR_CODE Jurisdiction code (municipality number code) SALE_ID DOR Sale ID number FISCAL_YEAR Fiscal year PROP_TYPE_ID Type of property (see http://www.mass.gov/dor/docs/dls/bla/classificationcodebook.pdf) ST_ALPHA Alpha portion of street number ST_NUM Street number of address SALE_DATE Date of sale of property (true DATE field) ST_NAME Street name ASSESSMENT_VALUE Assessed value of property SALE_PRICE Sale price of property BUYER Buyer name SELLER Seller name FULL_ADDR Full street address (ST_NUM + ST_NAME) TOWN Municipality name SALEDATENUM Date of sale of property as YYYYMMDD
MassGIS maintains this datalayer and updates it from DOR LA3 data approximately quarterly or whenever significant numbers of records become available.
Last updated 7/20/2012