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Peter Folger, Issues Regarding a National Land Parcel Database (CRS Report R40717) (May 13, 2011) (full-text).


This report provides a summary of some of the issues regarding the creation of a national land parcel database, or cadastre. The report identifies some of the perceived needs for a national cadastre, legislative and administrative options that could lead to a national land parcel database, and some of the challenges and concerns. It also summarizes and briefly discusses recommendations in a 2007 National Research Council (NRC) report, which concluded that "a national approach is necessary to provide a rational and accountable system of property records."