Counties, Cities, Utilities Use Aerial Photos
Posted: September 30, 2013 at 1:51 a.m.
Washington County pays tens of thousands of dollars annually to take aerial photographs of homes, businesses, other real estate and infrastructure.
BY THE NUMBERS
Washington County pays an aerial photography company to take photos of every parcel of land annually. Other entities contribute to the cost and receive access to the photos.
Entity - - Contribution
Farmington - $2,520
Fayetteville - $10,200
Goshen - $1,440
Johnson - $1,320
Prairie Grove - $1,000
Springdale - $9,010
Tontitown - $3,650
West Fork - $3,000
Winslow - $480
SourceGas - $2,500
State highway department - $2,500
Total - 37,620
• Regional planning fee: $3,762
Total minus fee: $33,858
• 2012 contributions: $17,959
• Total payment to county: $51,817
Source: Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission
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