Case Study: County Discovers $40 Million in New Value
Brian Tiesman, Assessor for Carroll County, Iowa, was adamant when presenting the benefits his county would receive by engaging EagleView (then under the Pictometry brand) to provide aerial imagery and data. He shared not only the overall benefits of aerial imagery with his board but also the amazing return on investment (ROI) potential at the county’s annual meeting in February 2014. Tiesman’s passionate appeal met success as Carroll County signed an agreement with Pictometry that today is resulting in a significant ROI in just over one year.
With a population of 20,598, and a small staff of three in the Assessor’s office, the residential revaluation of 7,300 urban residential parcels can be demanding and costly. After contracting with Pictometry, the Carroll County assessment office was able to measure and analyze the properties in its jurisdiction using three-inch resolution imagery. The county was able to discover 40 million dollars of new value, which after a 54 percent tax rollback, netted $21.6 million of new taxable value for Carroll County in the 2014 tax year.
Discover what Pictometry imagery did for Caroll County, Iowa.