Parcel maps show the boundaries of real property. The term plat map is often used interchangeably. Each parcel has a large amount of information related to it, such as owner name, mailing address, sales data, and site address.
The main purpose of parcel maps and data is tax assessment. Each county in Florida elects a Property Appraiser to oversee the assessment of all real property parcels within the county. The Property Appraiser's office collects a large amount of data for each parcel in order to come up with an accurate assessment for the tax roll.
The Property Appraiser's office assigns a market value to each property once per year based on recent sales of similar properties. Property taxes for each parcel are then levied based on market value, exemptions, and millage rates defined by local governments. The tax rolls are reviewed and certified by the Florida Department of Revenue around October of each year.
MapWise collects parcel GIS data and tax roll data from all 67 Property Appraisers in Florida. We standardize the information to a common format and make it available in a GIS map viewer. We also sell GIS shapefiles with the tax roll data attached by county.
The advantage of using our services is to save time when researching property, especially across multiple counties. We provide a single unified interface to property information in Florida. In addition, we provide many different types of maps that you can review along with property boundaries such as FEMA flood zone maps, wetlands, aerial photography, elevation and more.
Use parcel information to:
Florida Maps Online is our web-based GIS map viewer. You can run it on the desktop as well as a tablet in the field. It even works on "phablets" like the iPhone 6 plus. All major web browsers are supported.
The following examples are just a few of the ways parcels can be visualized.
You can export up to 50,000 records resulting from a search to Excel, tab-delimited text, or Shapefile format.
Following is a snapshot of the Parcel Details page available for every parcel in the state of Florida. The available information varies somewhat depending on the county. Some counties also include a direct link to the county appraiser's web page for the property and/or the official records page for each sale associated with the property.
MapWise standardizes parcel tax roll data to match a common format. If you are viewing property records online, this saves you time by viewing information in a consistent format. If you are using GIS to work with the data, data standardization saves you an enormous amount of time spent trying to figure out and process the various database formats provided by the different property appraisers.
The schedule for updating parcel data varies by county. The certified tax rolls are made available in Nov/Dec of the current year. Updates to the certified tax rolls include owner name, mailing address, sales, and for some counties valuations. Parcel lines are updated semi-annually or annually, depending on the county.
Alachua, Bay, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, Desoto, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Leon, Levy, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, St Johns, St Lucie, Sumter, Walton and Volusia.
Baker, Bradford, Calhoun, Dixie, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hamilton, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Liberty, Madison, Putnam, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Wakulla, and Washington.
If you have your own GIS software and are interested in just parcel data, MapWise sells standardized parcel data by county for use in your GIS software. Shapefiles include 100+ columns of information. All properties are included, including condos. Please contact us for more information.