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Maps & Parcel Information
The Washington County
Geographical Information Systems Department
currently maintains a database of all Washington
County parcels. This consists of 9593 parcels within
the county boundaries and covers a total of 336
square miles. Several different map layers are
maintained to provide up to date information to the
County’s residents, businesses and prospective
business clients. The map layers currently
maintained by the department include the following:
Cadastral – Parcels and ownership information
Soils – Showing detailed soil information and land use applications
- County – Depicting subdivision lot line, jurisdictional boundaries,
features and transportation such as railroads.
- Flood – Delineating 100 and 500 year flood zones as shown on the FIRM
- Roads – Detailed road coverage with new address ranges maintained for
Layers currently under construction or development include the County’s
water-works system and the new US Hwy 64 location.
GIS Fee Schedule
The Public has several options of customized maps available to them in
the Washington County GIS Department. The Public can select and define a
geographic area of need and using the Public Access terminal produce an
8 ½” x 11” map. The Public Access terminal has several information
layers available at this time. The cadastral layer, showing parcel
boundaries, the road centerline coverage, the floodplain coverage and
the soils and landuse coverage. Once a parcel is selected on the
terminal the ownership information will print out on the map. A user may
also designate or select surrounding parcels within a radius and receive
ownership information on these parcels.
|Public Access Map
|Additional Public Access Report Sheets
If the Public desires or needs a custom
map and analysis to be developed by the Washington County GIS Department
a request needs to be made to the Department Manager. The availability
and delivery for custom maps is dependent upon staff availability and
workload. The largest size custom map that this office can produce
internally is a 40” x 30” map due to equipment limitations.
|Custom Map Production
The public may request copies of our digital
coverage. At the current time, if a request is made for a countywide
coverage of one or more of our layers the only media available for
transfer is 4mm tape. If a user defined geographic area is specified
that is, compact enough to fit on a 3.5 floppy disk that media will be
used for transfer. Our system is operating in a Unix environment but
data conversion can be performed to be compatible with IBM environments.
|Export of Coverage on CD
|Export of Partial Coverage on CD
The public can request reports from our ownership database. These
reports are normally printed on 11” x 17” greenbar report paper. The
public may define report parameters such as acreage, address and
location. The public may also request copies of the standard
alphabetical and numerical indexes for the County parcels.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I contact GIS?
The Washington County GIS can be
contacted at 252-793-2662 Monday through Friday between the hours of
8:30am and 5:00pm. We are located at 120 Adams St. and our Office is in
Where is Washington County?
Washington County is located in
northeast North Carolina on the south side of Albemarle Sound.
What departments and agencies does
Washington County GIS serve?
Currently the department works with
the following county departments:
- Tax Administration
- Permits and Inspections
- Emergency Management
- Emergency 911
- Register of Deeds
- County Extension Service
- Sheriffs Department
- Water Department
- County Management
- Department of Human Services
- Board of Elections
|Agencies not affiliated with the County
- Real Estate Appraisers
- Insurance Agencies
- Town of Roper
- Banking Institutions
- Forestry Officials
- Real Estate Agents
- Town of Plymouth
- Town of Creswell
- N.C. Department of Transportation
- Timber Cruisers
What is the cost for standard and custom
products from the Washington County GIS?
See GIS Fee
What is a PIN number?
Each parcel of land on the GIS
database is assigned a unique identification number. This number enables
our department to index and store attribute information about each
parcel. In Washington County, the PIN number is used in the GIS office,
the Register of Deeds and the Tax Administration office. This allows a
user to cross reference information about a parcel.
The PIN geographically locates each parcel of land. The PIN is derived
from the central point of a parcel of land using a combination of the
easting and northing grid coordinates. These coordinates are obtained
from the North Carolina State Plane Coordinate System.
As stated previously the PIN geographically references a parcel to its
location on the earth. Below you, see a sample PIN number.
What is GIS?
GIS is an acronym for Geographical
Information Systems. This term is used to define a system that allows
for queries and analyses of spatial data from different sources whose
functionality offers the ability to manipulate, analyze and visualize
the combined data. In everyday language, this translates to a computer
system that takes information about a geographic area and allows users
to combine data, manipulate data and visualize data for that area.
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