What information is used to plot my property lines on GIS maps and how accurate are they? GIS uses several different sources of data like deeds, wills and maps and other pertinent information to plot the boundary lines of individual property owners. All sources of the property description are evaluated and the lines are plotted to the best information we have. GIS maps are not a replacement for survey maps and should be used for information and tax purposes only.
Where can I get a copy of my recorded survey?At the Register of Deeds.
I recently purchased a tract of land that has an easement on it. Why am I being charged with the easement? You are the owner of the property which includes the easement, while others only have the right of ingress and egress over your property.
Why do I have to bring my plat to GIS for a Review Officer’s signature? October 1, 1997 the Governor signed a bill into law that required certain maps to be reviewed by a Review Officer prior to recordation at the Register of Deeds. Senate Bill 1552 has specific requirements that must be met before a Review Officer can sign the map indicating to the Register of Deeds that the map meets recording requirements.
Can I name my road? Yes, if there are three separate residence on that road and the name is not already being used and you own all of the property.
Can I get a map outlining all the properties owned by a particular person or company? Yes. Just come into our office and give us some detailed information on what size map you want, what properties you are interested in seeing, and pay for the map. It takes approximately 20 minutes for a large scale map to plot.
Can you do a mailing list within a 1000’ foot radius of a certain property? Yes. It can be done in the office (for a fee and you would supply parcel # or address) as well as on our website.
Can you create a map showing an exact owner with 10 acres or more within the county? Yes. You would supply the owner name and the amount of acreage you are looking for.
Can you make maps larger than 11x17? Yes, as large as 36” X 48.” See PRICE LIST on our web site.
Can you change my parcel line boundary if I don’t agree with it? Only if you can provide registered documentation to support the facts and there is not a conflict with other registered documents.
How do I get an E911 address? Come into our office and show us on the aerial map where you are going to place your structure and where your driveway connects to the street. Your address is based on the location of the driveway to the street and the street addresses are measured in fifty feet increments with odd numbers on the left side and even numbers on the right side. Major highways are measured in twenty-five feet increments.
I’m in the process of constructing a home outside of a municipality or ETJ and I already know my address, do I have to go to your office? No. You can go directly to Central Permitting located on College Street.