At the Executive Board meeting of the MAAO held on September 16, 2014 the Board voted unanimously to issue the attached Statement on Standardized Assessor Tax Mapping.
The MAAO is dedicated to providing assistance and advice, along with strong educational programs, to aid the local assessor in the performance of their professional duties. The Executive Board of the MAAO feels strongly that standardized tax mapping will help to provide the tools necessary to assist local assessing jurisdictions in providing the tax payers of their community the type of service that they expect and deserve.
These web pages provide information for municipal assessors and others explaining the value of maintaining standardized parcel mapping. There is also a short explanation of the importance of adding the unique parcel identifier (the "LOC_ID") to your CAMA database. In addition, information to assist those maintaining standardized mapping is also provided. If after consulting these resources you still have questions on either of these topics, please contact Paul Nutting at MassGIS
This standard for spatial accuracy and detail of assessor parcel mapping and related attribute information is for developing digital versions of assessor’s property maps for use in planning, property assessment, and map display. Version 2.1, Released May 2012
Many communities now offer GIS map information on-line, including assessing data and maps. This link takes you to a list of links to city and town web sites that offer on-line map information.