mandates that the County Engineer create and organize the tax maps of his
community. These tax maps must be updated on a daily basis to reflect
changes in property ownership. This responsibility entails creating
and maintaining a detailed inventory of every parcel of land in the county.
A map must be drawn for every parcel of property in the county and this map
must be to scale. The scale required by law is at least one inch for
every quarter mile, but heavily populated areas require a greater definition
in the drawings. The County Engineer must ensure the accuracy of the
property surveys. The County Auditor's office uses these detailed tax maps as
its official record for property tax purposes.