For the second year in a row, Missoula County has been awarded a Montana Land Information Act grant to support Map Missoula, a project led by the Clerk and Recorder’s Office. The $39,046 awarded by the Montana State Library will continue last year’s efforts by funding temporary staffing and internships. Real Property Projects Coordinator Sam Scott explains.
“Map Missoula is a large initiative of our office and a few others across Missoula County and even some community partners where we’re really working to coordinate our efforts relating to mapping efforts,” Scott said. “Rather than having a bunch of different siloed portals where people can access property information or inquire about what’s going on in their neighborhood or look at the history of their property or their home, we’re trying to put it all into one place and make it easily accessible.”
Scott said they are continuing to innovate and will provide an unparalleled level of access to property records.
“This is the first program of this sort across the country that we’ve been able to find that’s really making an effort to map everything that’s been on file for a property since 1865, since our records here in Missoula County begin, through today,”