The service provides one-stop access to county parcel data sets and instantly delivers information via electronic file downloads. As a result, correct and standardized parcel information is sent to pertinent users without the need for frequent visits or calls to county offices.
Users can choose from two types of parcel standard downloads: public and comprehensive. Public parcel downloads include seven basic data fields, such as parcel unique identifier, date shared, and date that the polygon geometry was last updated. Comprehensive parcel downloads feature the same information as the public downloads plus 47 more data fields, including property descriptions, total assessed value, and value by category.
Public file downloads are free. Comprehensive files are $4 each, which can be paid electronically with a credit or debit card. The comprehensive download fee supports the service at no cost to taxpayers. The fee is not collected by the counties, however counties may add an additional fee at their discretion.
Data files are updated at least every six months, marked with the most recent upload date, and are available for use up to one year after being downloaded. GIS software is needed to read the files.
Data can be used for planning, emergency response, county assistance, economic development, business promotion, citizen notification of events in their area, land use/planning, transportation planning, and more.
All downloads require an Access Idaho login, which is free and can be set up quickly upon first use.
Access Idaho developed the service in conjunction with the State of Idaho Geospatial Office and counties throughout the Gem State.
“In addition to illustrating the advantages of our public-private partnership with Access Idaho, this project was a great example of a successful partnership between state and county government,” said Bill Farnsworth, Enterprise Applications & Support Manager for the Idaho Office of the CIO.
About Access Idaho
Access Idaho is the administrator of Idaho’s official Web portal (idaho.gov) and provider of electronic government solutions for the state. The network manager for the portal is Idaho Information Consortium, a subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV).
Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” five times, most recently ranked at No. 11 (2013), and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.