Stopwatch Maps Gets "Muddy" In Texas
Maps, a leader in mapping
technologies and data solutions, now offers the assignment of Municipal
Utility Districts – referred to as “MUD’s” – as an addition to
the Taxography Property Tax Geo-Referencing Service.
“Right now, we’re able to provide this information for two
and Harris” says Matt LaMartina of Stopwatch Maps.
“Each year, these districts give tax professionals a headache
because they’re difficult to identify.
alone, there are over 700 MUD’s in addition to
, Cities, Townships, and Villages.
Some of these MUD’s, like
, are less than 1/10 of a square mile in size.”
For tax departments, knowing which districts their sites fall into before filing their returns makes a huge difference from a budgeting
standpoint. Matt explains,
“In Texas, companies are required to file their return to the county –
which, in most cases, isn’t that
daunting of a task. However,
later in the year, when the tax bills start piling up, tax departments
soon realize that, not only does their site fall within Harris County, but
also the Southeast Harris Census County Division, the La Porte ISD, the
City of La Porte MUD, and the City of La Porte – each with their own
rates. From a billing
perspective, this is tough to plan for; that’s one reason our service is
so popular – we provide this information upfront, before the return is
Using the Taxography Geo-Referencing Service, tax departments simply
send their site address information to Stopwatch Maps.
The data is then sent through a series of spatial programs designed
to scrutinize each address with the intention of assigning a
latitude/longitude coordinate. Once
assigned, the sites are then placed on a digital map and, using the core
functions of geographic information systems (GIS), analyzed to determine
the various jurisdictions surrounding each site.
This information is then appended to each record and sent back to
clients within 48 hours ready for use with their property tax software.
MUD’s are blue.
For more information about Stopwatch Maps and the Taxography
Property Tax Geo-Referencing Service, contact Matt LaMartina at (800)
348-6277 or email@example.com
or visit our website at www.stopwatchmaps.com.