MAAO Endorses Standardized Tax Mapping

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.

Project to Further Enhance Standardized Parcel Mapping

  MassGIS is pleased to announce that the requested work for Level 3 Assessor's Parcel mapping enhancements in over seventy-five percent of the applicant communities will be funded. To be clear, these are not direct grants to the individual communities; rather the funding will go directly to the eight vendors, including four private companies and four regional planning agencies, who will perform the enhancements over the next 15 months. 

Maintaining Standardized Assessor Parcel Mapping

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

MassGIS Standard for Digital Parcels and Related Data Sets

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

MassGIS - Municipalities' GIS Web Sites

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.