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Officials using aerial photos to reap more property taxes

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Hillsborough County officials are using high-definition aerial photographs to crack down on residents who made additions or installed swimming pools without permits. The Hillsborough County Property Appraiser’s Office has spotted changes to more than 10,000 properties in the past 10 months, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Revised property values have led to adjustments that have so far yielded about $184,000 a year in new taxes. Officials hope to expand the program in the next decade and say it could lead…

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