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The tax lots were digitized by county staff and by students at OIT. They were digitized directly from scanned images of the tax maps. Therefore, the positional accuracy of the linework will vary across the county and should be used accordingly. The current tax lots are maintained in the GIS by GIS staff and updated on a monthly basis.
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Klamath County sells its tax lots in ESRI shapefile format. Each parcel has a value in an MTL field that links it to the Assessor ownership and property value information. A few other specialized layers are available such as special road districts, livestock districts, and lighting districts. For information on obtaining these shapefiles, please contact Klamath County GIS.
For street centerlines and road names the county utilizes a GIS layer maintained by Aspen GIS Services, Inc. For information on obtaining street centerlines contact Aspen GIS Services by email or by phone at 541-591-4946.
The tax lot linework and the associated attribute data (ownership and property value) is no more than a month older than the assessors most current maps. The tax map TIF files are the current set of assessor maps and are no older than a few days.
Klamath County does not currently accept credit card orders and prefers a check prior to delivery of the data. Requests for a GIS CD along with checks can be mailed to:
Attn: GIS CD
305 Main Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
The data cost is $150. You can also email Bruce Fichtman to request an invoice or if you have further questions.
The data can be provided on CD, thru an ftp, or both. Orders can usually be filled within 2 days of receiving payment.
Currently Klamath County GIS data is available with no licensing agreement. The data is sold as-is with no expressed or implied warranty as to its accuracy or correctness.
Klamath County does not currently have a subscription option for its tax lot GIS data.