With the September 25, 2017, introduction of a modernized TAD.org, property owners in Tarrant County can access, search, and download Tarrant Appraisal District’s records with more freedom than ever before. “TAD.org users should have access to property information whenever and wherever it best fits their schedule,” said Jeff Law, Chief Appraiser of the Tarrant Appraisal District. “We’re excited to offer 24-hour online availability to enhanced property record search capabilities.”
TAD.org’s new feature utilizes Elasticsearch Relevance Scoring – an advanced matching algorithm. Similar to the way that internet search engines (like Google) rank results based on the information a user enters, Elasticsearch Relevance Scoring matches keywords and numbers to the frequency and importance those factors may have in TAD’s records.
Unlike previous property search tools that required users to limit results at the beginning (by Account Number, Owner Name, Address, etc.), they now have the freedom to be as precise or as general as they want. Once search results are returned and reviewed, users can then be more specific by applying easy to use data filtering and sorting. “With a little practice property owners will be able to use this powerful tool to its full potential,” said Law.
In addition, TAD.org now features the ability to easily download property record search results in text and csv file formats. For those familiar with Microsoft Excel, Apple Numbers, or other common spreadsheet applications, this offers almost unlimited possibilities for data analysis and presentation. For users that would like assistance developing advanced data skills, TAD hosts a Monthly Data Workshop at 2 pm on the first Tuesday of the month. Please RSVP to the [email protected] if you’d like to attend so that we can make the appropriate accommodations available.