Hillsborough County Property Appraiser

Hillsborough County Property Appraiser

Hillsborough County Property Appraiser

The Hillsborough County Property Appraiser’s Office is the largest independent office in Florida. Established in 1990, the office conducts multi-jurisdictional property inspections and appraisals.


In recognition of the need to ensure that county residents are well-served through effective use and administration of County funds, the Board has established and adopted a uniform procedure for submission, review and approval of capital funding requests from applicable outside agencies and for...

Bob ‘Coach’ Henriquez, a Democrat, is the Hillsborough County property appraiser running for re-election. Henriquez is a fifth-generation Floridian who was born and raised in Tampa. Prior to becoming the Hillsborough County property appraiser, he served as a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1998 to 2006. (Source: www.ospreyobserver.com)


A few years ago, the Hillsborough County Property Appraiser's Office in Florida had a difficult time keeping up with appraisal work because the required imagery was not available. Traditionally, the County purchased hard-copy aerial photography every three years. That frequency, however, did not keep pace with local development and growth. Hillsborough County includes the municipalities of Tampa, Plant City, and Temple Terrace and adds 18,000 new parcels annually. Also of concern, past aerial projects provided imagery to only a few participating large agencies. County offices, the public, and Businesses were charged for copies to offset the cost. The traditional approach, in effect, prevented potential imagery-using organizations from accessing a key resource. Nancy Halvorsen, GIS manager, and other existing and would-be imagery users set out to get the imagery their GIS work demanded.

The Property Appraiser's Office didn't waste a moment in taking full advantage of the up-to-date coverage. EMERGE imagery now serves as the backdrop for the Property Appraiser's Office ArcInfo sessions that focus on ArcEdit. These sessions are part of the Intranet served by , which serves 10,000 County employees and is a very popular part of the Property Appraiser's Office public Internet site. The Property Appraiser's Office currently uses ArcIMS to link the imagery to its mass appraisal software. The Hillsborough City/County Planning Agency uses the imagery to develop future land use plans and for an environmental Web site powered by ArcIMS. The Sheriff's Department of Hillsborough County carries the imagery on laptops in the field, using it to locate access roads and structures. Tampa Electric uses the imagery to locate and manage its light poles. (Source: www.esri.com)

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