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No FIPS code returned for a street match address

Issue

The Geotax data from as far back as April 2015 is returning the incorrect FIPS code for street matched addresses. The 5 digit FIPS code is suppose to be the state + County codes but the geotax data is returning 00000 when the the state & County codes are available and in some instances totally unrelated values in others as per e.g. below:

123 Main St 20726 (ST-cd: 24; County -cd: 033; FIPS-cd: 45900)
350 Hasbrouck Rd 12788 (ST-cd:36; County-cd:105; FIPS-cd: 00000)
4200 Parliament Pl 20706 (St-cd:24; County-cd:033; FIPS-cd:52975)

These results have also been verified in the June 2015 Geotax data for both Geotax 6.1.0.4 & Geotax 7.1.

Cause

GeoTAX returns the State and County FIPS codes in individual fields of 2 characters and 3 characters, To create the FIPS code as described above by the customer these fields can be concatenated. The five digit FIPS field returned by GeoTAX represents the municipality that the address is in, all zeros indicates that the address is outside of any known municipality.

Resolution

UPDATED: April 5, 2017


All zeros indicates that the address is outside of any known municipality.  How GeoTAX returns the codes has not change, the state and county codes are separate in GeoTAX 7.2 for backwards compatibility.

Environment Details

Product Feature: General

Operating System: Not stated

Database: Not stated

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