Metadata for Montana Tax Increment Financing Districts Metadata for Montana Tax Increment Financing Districts
Identification Information:
Originator: Montana State Library
Publication date: 02/02/2024
Title: Montana Tax Increment Financing Districts
Publication place: Helena, Montana
Publisher: Montana State Library
Online linkage:
Larger Work Citation:
Originator: Montana State Library
Publication date: 01/20/2024
Title: Montana Administrative Boundaries ArcGIS Server Map Service
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The Montana Department of Revenue (DOR) maintains the database of Tax Increment Financing Districts. Attribute information including levy districts and dates comes directly from them. The MSL acts as the point of contact on these boundaries for editing, schema changes, maintenance, web services and distribution. These boundaries were created based on the best available source data received from the counties: Legal Descriptions, County GIS Files, County Source Maps, or where data sources were not available the Montana Cadastral GIS Data was used. Digital data used as a base layer to create these boundary files were the best available source at the time: Cadastral (parcel lines), Geographic Coordination Data Base (GCDB), National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) Imagery, and 1:24,000 USGS Topographic Maps. All of these base layers can be found at the following website for download:
These data represent Montana's Tax Increment Financing Districts (TIFDs). Montana law enables local governments to use tax revenue in designated districts (Tax Increment Financing Districts, or TIFDs) for development and redevelopment activities and to pay for public infrastructure needs of projects. TIFDs are established at the local level, but the Montana Department of Revenue is responsible for administering Tax Increment Financing statewide. Types of districts include: Urban Renewal Districts (URD) used to redevelop or rehabilitate blighted areas in cities and towns; Targeted Economic Development Districts (TEDD) used to develop infrastructure to encourage the location and retention of value-adding industry in cities, towns, and counties; and Industrial, Aeronautical, and Technology Districts which were repealed in 2013, but were similar to TEDDs, but restricted to those types.
The Montana State Library and the MSDI supports a federated database approach to all MSDI layers. Montana defines a federated approach as a method that supports the integration and utilization of data from multiple data providers, while retaining the primary maintenance responsibility with the provider. Most of Montana's framework data model efforts have adopted a federated approach that leverages multiple data providers and thus multiple data maintainers. It is plausible that errors do exist, and we welcome all corrections.
Supplemental information:
Spatial adjustment to the GCDB/CadNSDI/Cadastral data will occur as needed.

Time period of content:
Calendar date: 02/02/2024
Currentness reference: publication date
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: As needed
Access constraints: none
Use constraints:
The Montana State Library provides this product/service for informational purposes only. The Library did not produce it for, nor is it suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. Consumers of this information should review or consult the primary data and information sources to ascertain the viability of the information for their purposes. The Library provides these data in good faith but does not represent or warrant its accuracy, adequacy, or completeness. In no event shall the Library be liable for any incorrect results or analysis; any direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages to any party; or any lost profits arising out of or in connection with the use or the inability to use the data or the services provided. The Library makes these data and services available as a convenience to the public, and for no other purpose. The Library reserves the right to change or revise published data and/or services at any time.
Point of contact:
Administrative Boundaries Data Coordinator
Montana State Library
P.O. Box 201800
Helena, Montana 59620

Telephone: 406-444-5354
TDD/TTY telephone: Montana Relay 711
Fax: 406-444-0266

Data set credit:
Montana Local Governments, Montana Department of Revenue, Montana State Library
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Data Quality Information:

Process step:
Adjusted Tax Increment Financing District (TIFD) boundaries to the July 2015 CadNSDI Montana (PLSS)
Process date: 09/09/2015
Process step:
Adjusted county boundaries to the March 2016 CadNSDI Montana (PLSS); Updated Livingston Urban Renewal District; Added Helena Railroad TIF District
Process date: 09/30/2016
Process step:
Adjusted county boundaries to the October 2017 CadNSDI Montana (PLSS)
Process date: 10/16/2017
Process step:
Added Baker URD; BelgradeURD; Lewistown TEDD; Lockwood TEDD; North Park URD; South Butte TEDD
Process date: 04/12/2018
Process step:
Updated expiration dates from July 2018 Revenue and Transportation Interim Committee Report; Added Ravalli County TEDD, Columbia Falls Industrial District TEDD, Columbia Falls Urban Renewal District
Process date: 07/17/2018
Process step:
Adjusted boundaries to the November 2018 CadNSDI Montana (PLSS)
Process date: 02/08/2019
Process step:
Added Lockwood TEDD Expansion (Yellowstone), Helena URD (Lewis and Clark), Columbia Rising TEDD (Flathead), North Hamilton URD (Ravalli), Downtown Roundup URD (Musselshell), Miles City Downtown URD (Custer), Glacier Rail Park (Flathead), South Bozeman (Gallatin), Kootenai Business Park (Lincoln), and updated the Uptown Butte URD; Updated Years and added new field for Base Year from the Department of Revenue.
Process date: 04/22/2019
Process step:
Terminated Whitefish A (Flathead), Modified Lewistown TEDD (Fergus), Modified Helena Downtown URD (Lewis and Clark), Added BSB Harrison Ave S URD (Silver Bow), Added Wheatland TEDD (Broadwater), Added Downtown Kalispell URD (Flathead)
Process date: 06/10/2020
Process step:
Added a unique identifier (ID_UK); Aligned to the 2021 CadNSDI; Projected to NAD83 2011
Process date: 06/25/2021
Process step:
Terminated Whitefish A (Flathead) and Kalispell B (Flathead); Added Pole Yard URD (Gallatin), The WYE TEDD (Missoula), and Capital Hill URD (Lewis and Clark)
Process date: 09/14/2021
Process step:
Terminated: Ramsay #2 (Silver Bow), Manchester Exit (Cascade), and Montana Milling (Cascade); Boundary Expansion: South Billings Boulevard (Yellowstone) and Columbia Falls URD (Flathead)
Process date: 11/15/2022
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Spatial Data Organization Information:
Point and vector object information:
SDTS object type: GT-polygon composed of chains
SDTS object count: 87
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Spatial Reference Information:
Horizontal coordinate system definition:
Map projection:
Map projection name: NAD 1983 2011 StatePlane Montana FIPS 2500
Lambert conformal conic:
NAD 1983 2011 StatePlane Montana FIPS 2500
Standard parallel: 45.0
Standard parallel: 49.0
Longitude of central meridian: -109.5
Latitude of projection origin: 44.25
False easting: 600000.0
False northing: 0.0
Planar distance units: meter
Geodetic model:
Horizontal datum name: D NAD 1983 2011
Ellipsoid name: GRS 1980
Semi-major axis: 6378137.0
Denominator of flattening ratio: 298.257222101
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Entity and Attribute Information:
Entity type label: BNDY_TIFD
Entity type definition: Tax Increment Financing Districts: feature class

Attribute label: NAME
Attribute definition: Name of Tax Increment Financing District

Attribute label: OBJECTID
Attribute definition: Internal Feature Number
Attribute domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

Attribute label: SOURCE
Attribute definition: Source documents the data was created from

Attribute label: MODIFIED

Attribute label: EXPIRATION_YEAR
Attribute definition: Year the district expires

Attribute label: MULTI_LD

Attribute label: TIFD_ID

Attribute label: COUNTY
Attribute definition: County the district is located within

Attribute label: STATUS
Attribute definition: Status of the TIFD

Attribute label: LAST_EDIT
Attribute definition: The date of the last edit to the feature

Attribute label: ESTABLISHED_YEAR
Attribute definition: Year the district was established

Attribute label: NOTES

Attribute label: EDITOR

Attribute label: CREATED

Attribute label: TYPE
Attribute definition: Type of TIFD

Attribute label: SHAPE
Attribute definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute domain: Coordinates defining the features.

Attribute label: BASE_YEAR

Attribute label: SHAPE_Length
Attribute definition: Length of feature in internal units.
Attribute domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

Attribute label: SHAPE_Area
Attribute definition: Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

Attribute label: ID_UK

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Distribution Information:
Montana State Library
P.O. Box 201800
Helena, Montana 59620

Telephone: 406-444-5354
TDD/TTY telephone: Montana Relay 711
Fax: 406-444-0266

Resource description: Downloadable Data

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Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata date: 02/02/2024
Metadata review date: 2024
Metadata contact:
Montana State Library
P.O. Box 201800
Helena, Montana 59620

Telephone: 406-444-5354
TDD/TTY telephone: Montana Relay 711
Fax: 406-444-0266

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