What is some information about the assessors online database?


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The assessors online database is a land parcel management and tax revenue billing, assessment and collection tool that enables state and municipal assessors, tax authorities and administrators to access property tax and building information digitally. Officials use this information for tax revenue activities for funding municipal operations.

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The assessors online database shows information for each land parcel in a municipality, such as ownership history, construction year and materials, occupancy, land parcel size, and replacement and depreciated values of the land and improvements. This information forms the foundations for municipalities to establish tax rates to obtain revenue needed to support local government operations such as schools, police and fire protection.

The database provides an electronic tool to assist a municipality in managing its potential property tax revenue and establish revenue targets in a highly efficient, automated manner. The database reduces the need for manual billing and record keeping, as well as for hiring additional personnel to achieve increased revenue goals. The database also enables officials to use customized software applications to project budgets, engage in long term-planning, and make decisions on hiring additional teachers and police and undertaking public works projects.

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