Digital Imaging for Revaluation Project Begins Monday March 16, 2020.
March 16, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
On Monday, March 16th, 2020, the City of Brockton will start the street-level digital imagery part of the 2021 Revaluation Project. The City has contracted Tyler Technologies and Cyclomedia to digitally photograph the exterior of every property in the city, validate addresses, and gather information on exterior features of existing homes. Correct up-to-date property information is crucial to ensure fair and equitable property values in the revaluation process. Many of our currently used photos are more than 10 years old.
The digital photos will help improve the overall quality of the City’s real estate data, save taxpayers money by making the property tax administration process more efficient, assist homeowners and businesses with “before” photos in case of loss, enhance emergency management recovery reports necessary for state and federal assistance, and validate property addresses to identify homes for fire, police, and medical emergency response.
The work entails a white Ford Escape, clearly marked, that will be driving around the city and taking phots of every property. All photographs are taken from public right-of-way whenever possible. Project members will access private roads/lanes only when necessary to obtain an unobstructed image. The project is expected to take four to five weeks.
Thomas Walker will start the collection process on March 16th, 2020. He will be driving Cyclomedia vehicle 32, which is a Ford Escape with a Wisconsin license plate number, AGM-5844. The vehicle will be identified with a magnetic sign. The vehicle will have informational flyers to hand out to anyone who approaches it or ask questions. The Brockton Police Department is aware of this work and will be notified of the vehicles expected locations each day.