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Volume XXII, Issue III March 2013 The mission of the Ad Valorem Division of the Oklahoma Tax Commission is to promote an ad valorem property tax system which is fair and equitable to all taxpayers by implementing standard valuation methodology, tax law conformity, and assessment administration compliance. Oklahoma Ad Valorem F O R U M “IAAO Zangerle Award Winner: 1997 and 2010” Director’s Notes: New technology. I saw some big time technology recently at the GIS Day at the Capitol by some of the vendors there. I was proud that Oklahoma County continues to be one of the most visited booths at the GIS Day. Mike Morrison had several people lined up to see the latest improvements to the county’s world class web site. The week before Troy Frazier, Wade Patterson and I along with Gary Snyder and Doug Warr of CLGT, and Scott Warren and Michael Challis of CCAP saw some really top flight new technologies at the GIS/CAMA conference co-sponsored by IAAO. Technology has exploded since many of us first got in the business. I saw a demonstration by the county assessors’ office in Boulder, Colorado about how they use a variety of technologies such as computer programs, aerial photographs and maps. These tools are used to plan their appraisers’ visual inspections and help locate new construction. The field appraiser arrives at the site with maps, property record cards, draft measurements on possible new improvements, and even some information on those improvements that might be covered by trees. All of the information is on a tablet without any paper like several of our counties already do with tablet technology. It is amazing how fast the technology is changing, and the best part is no trees had to die. New technology improvements are great for the profession and the performance of the county assesors’ office. As the woman in charge of the operation said more than once, the technology gets us where we want to be, but unless we’ve done the unglamorous work of double checking the base data, the technology can’t get the major results that we want. You’ve got to start with the basics, which is good advice for anyone in the ad valorem system. We’ve worked this week with our field analysts on the first milestones on the 2013 Audit. The process seems to have come together, and we are making good progress on the audit. We appreciate the assistance from the county assessors and deputies as our staff starts its work on this year’s audit. I’d also mention that we’ve gotten good cooperation from all of the software vendors in providing the information we’ll need for the audit, and we appreciate the assistance from CCAP. Public service activity has picked up with calls and questions about renditions. Discussions on intangibles have continued for the last several weeks as we get closer to the deadline for submissions. We’ll have a Capitalization Rate Conference later this month on March 28th and 29th. We’re looking forward to hearing from interested parties. Public Service will post the draft study April 8th with a 10-day comment period. We’ll post comments received on the web site. Our final study will be posted April 30th.
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|Title||Oklahoma ad valorem forum, 03/2013, v.22 no.3|
Oklahoma Tax Commission.
|Purpose||Director's Notes, New technology; Another update on the aerial photo drama...; IAAO Hardship Grant; 2013 Assessors' District Meetings; Focus on Creek County; Frankoma Pottery;|
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