Help Topic 2159
Tax maps, also known as parcel maps, provide a visual representation of the parcels in a municipality by showing a parcel’s shape and size, its relation to neighboring parcels, its position on the street and other identifying information. Depending on the county, Tax Maps are updated on either a quarterly, semi-annual or annual basis.
Accessing Tax Maps
Viewing Tax Maps
Information regarding the address, map, block and lot/unit are located at the top of the page to help you find the parcel you are looking for. Counties vary in the way they number and display parcels on their maps, so you may have to learn how that county identifies each parcel on a map.
You only have the ability to view and print tax maps, so they cannot be e-mailed, saved or copied. This means that access to the maps will only be available through Public Records, helping to better ensure that you are using the most up-to-date map available to us. Maps are not searchable because they are actually image files, not text files.
Tax maps feature a navigation bar that should make using them much easier:
Printing Tax Maps
To print a section of the map using Acrobat Reader X , Click on the More Options arrow from the “Print Options” window and select the current view . In the Size Options section, click Fit.
Saving Tax Maps
E-mailing Tax Maps
DELAWARE AND PHILADELPHIA TAX MAPS
Tax maps for Delaware and Philadelphia Counties are created from the Geographic Information (GIS) data maintained by the county. TREND was not able to obtain electronic images of the traditional paper maps. As a result, the only information available on these maps is the Lot Number (dimensions and other data are not available).
OTHER PHILADELPHIA LIMITATIONS
Approximately 90% of the parcels were available in the GIS data from the city, so some Philadelphia Tax Maps may not be complete. In addition, the "Tax Map" and "Lot" fields on the Public Records Property Details report do not pertain to the Philadelphia tax maps available through Public Records. These fields apply to the paper maps (Registry system) still employed by the city.