|(a) All appraisal offices and all tax offices appraising property for purposes of ad valorem taxation shall develop and maintain a system of tax maps covering the entire area of the taxing units for whom each office appraises property. (b) Each tax map system shall be drawn to scale and delineated for lot lines or property lines or both, with dimensions or areas and identifying numbers, letters, or names for all delineated lots or parcels. (c) Each tax map shall be divided into sections drawn at a scale large enough to serve the purposes of property assessment. Developed or subdivided areas may be drawn at a different scale than undeveloped or unsubdivided tracts. (d) The tax map, each section thereof, and each parcel thereon shall be assigned numbers in accordance with a parcel identification numbering system. Such numbers shall be recorded on the tax map, section, and parcel. The identifying number for each
parcel as recorded on the tax map shall also be recorded on the appraisal card maintained for that parcel. (e) The tax map system shall be annually updated to incorporate any new subdivisions or property transfers as indicated by the filing of subdivision plats or deeds with the county clerk's office of the county or counties in which the taxing units for whom each office appraises property are located. (f) Any information required by these sections may be maintained in electronic data processing records rather than physical documents. (g) Development of tax map systems (or substantial progress toward development) shall be completed by January 1, 1983. (h) Appraisal offices and tax offices failing to establish a tax map system as required in this section may be judged to be in compliance upon a showing to the board that a tax map system substantially equivalent to that required in this section has been
|Source Note: The provisions of this §9.3002 adopted to be effective August 10, 1979, 4 TexReg 2679; amended to be effective September 1, 1981, 6 TexReg 3270; transferred effective November 26, 1991, as published in the Texas Register September 18, 1992, 17 TexReg 6481.