December 5, 2017

Standard-Speaker: Carbon County Tax Rolls May Grow

Jim Thorpe PA

Carbon County, Pennsylvania, commissioners have approved the use of Pictometry® imagery from EagleView. The move will help property assessors add property to the tax rolls.

The imagery for 2018 will enable assessors to compare imagery from 10 years ago–the last time they received a flyover–in order to spot decks, sheds, garages, and other new structures that may not be listed on the tax roll.

The new imagery will also give 911 personnel a way to relay information to law enforcement, firefighters, ambulance crews, and emergency management teams. 

[County Commissioner Wayne] Nothstein pointed to a situation that law enforcement had in Lansford, where a man barricaded himself inside his home. Police could have used this technology to see where all the entry points were on that home, he said.

[GIS director Jason] Shellhammer said 911 dispatchers will be able to view these images and relay the information to emergency personnel.

“It’s going to be a great tool,” Nothstein said.

Read more about Carbon County’s upcoming use of Pictometry imagery on the Standard-Speaker.

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