How Can You View a Map of Your County's Parcels?


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Contact your county planning office or visit the county website to view maps of your county's parcels. Each county has its own geographic information system, and features vary by system. Many states, counties and municipalities offer links to public records and other property research tools through their online maps.

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The Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor website allows users to search for a specific address or property ID number. The online map is interactive and shows terrain, streets, parcel numbers and the footprint of permanent structures. Users can click on the parcel to view property data, such as the tax assessed value, zoning, square footage and registered taxpayer.

King County, Washington, uses a mapping tool called Parcel Viewer, which can pan or zoom to any parcel. Users can select individual parcels to access real property information or select multiple parcels and print or export the information as a list.

Palo Alto, California, uses an online parcel report request form to generate property reports. The city emails a detailed property report to the requester, which includes information such as property dimensions, zoning, easements and setbacks. If the property is affected by flood zones, airport influence areas, historic status or building restrictions, these details are included in the report.

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