There was a county/state I was looking at for a future mailing and I called the assessors office about getting a list. She told me it was $100 but not a problem. She also mentioned the county next door charges $800 for a list. WOW. We started chatting a bit and she told me how a lot of the counties are all using the same database company to manage their data. hhhmmmmm I thought. I asked her since they were all using the same database company/format, would there be a way to get data from multiple counties at the same time?
She says, “Not unless you want the entire tax rolls.” As a matter fact I would like the entire tax rolls 🙂 She informed me that all the counties send their data to a centralized state government branch for statistical purposes multiple times a year and that if I wanted, I could download the entire tax roll of a county at once and just filter it out to my liking. CHA-CHING!
Now it’s all just kind of in code, because it’s just a spreadsheet with numbers, names and addresses. It took some time to read up on the coding system to be able to filter it out but I’m excited to have updated information like this!
So just an idea when you talk to your counties assessors office.
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