Accessing these massive, bound, gold-embossed Rate Assessment Books used to be one of the main reasons why people would visit the City Archives in Topham Mall, Adelaide. These enormous books record the property owner and rateable value of every property in the City of Adelaide dating back to 1847.
But it’s no longer necessary for members of the public to make an appointment to access these books – we’ve worked with the City Archives to digitise them and make them available instantly via online download on the City of Adelaide website.
In doing so, we’re improving the customer experience, we’re saving plenty of man hours by reducing in-person customer service, and we’re helping our staff avoid back problems by no longer having to lug these huge books around!
A win for that seemingly unattainable goal of the ‘paperless office’.
You can access our Assessment Book digital library here: