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Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal System (CAMA)

RDA Number
10186
Effective Date
Record Series Abstract
The CAMA system consists of land and building ownership, description and value information for all counties on the state CAMA system.
Record Series Active
Yes
Cut Off at End of
Other
If Other, Explain
CAMA data cuts off at the end of a tax year. The end of the tax year occurs when a county completes their tax billing for the year. This is generally between the July-October time period. this time is based on several variables.
Total Retention Years
0
Total Retention Months
0
Retention End Action
Permanent
Disposition Notes
Maintain permanently in agency. Tax Billing calculations occur at this time creating the official year-end file. Tax billing calculations refers to a process in which the assessment systems section of the Division of Property Assessments applies the local property tax rate for each jurisdiction to the assessed value of each taxable parcel within that jurisdiction to calculate the amount of property taxes owed on each taxable parcel. The tax billing calculations are performed within a computer assisted mass appraisal (CAMA) system for jurisdictions participating in the state's CAMA system. The tax billing calculations are performed on the final CAMA file for each tax year. The exact date of this final file varies by jurisdiction but generally occurs during the late summer to early fall months of each year.
Allotment Code
30709
Record Location
Data Center North - 901 5th Ave North Nashville, TN 37243
File Arrangement
Parcel ID
Date Range
1970 - current
Annual Accumulation
2 mb
Current Volume
12545 mb
Record Value
Administrative
Audit Requirements
State
Information Shared Outside the State
No
Essential Record
Yes - Original
Essential Record Stored
CAAS III
Essential Record Media Type
Electronic
Confidential
No
Does this Record Series Contain Sensitive Information?
No
Agency Retention
Permanent
System Name
CAAS III
Hardware Description
CAAS III resides on the state's mainframe
Software Description
COBOL/ADF (security database)
System Location
Data Center North
Backup Procedures
Daily tapes, which are stored off-site (Iron Mountain)
Disaster Recovery
Current within 72 hours
Data Migration Description
Data is stored on the state's mainframe database. CAAS III will be discontinued after the last county has been converted to IMPACT, at the end of 2015.
Legacy Revision UUID
1451