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To reduce the burden on local governments and avoid duplication of efforts, the Census Bureau offers consolidation agreements to counties that are interested in submitting boundary changes for the legal governments (incorporated places and minor civil divisions) within their jurisdiction. The consolidated BAS (CBAS) program allows counties to report boundary and feature changes for some or all of the legal governments within their county. Once a local government agrees to the consolidation, the local government will no longer receive BAS materials. Instead, the county BAS respondent will be responsible for providing the Census Bureau with all boundary updates.
If your county is interested in establishing a BAS consolidation agreement, please complete the consolidated BAS form (BAS-6) or contact the Legal Areas Team in our Geography Division by telephone at 301-763-1099 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Consolidated BAS form records whether a legal government agrees to be included in the consolidated county-level BAS response. The legal governments that agree to the consolidated response will no longer receive a BAS package each year.
Consolidated BAS Form [PDF]