Summit County Fiscal Office

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Online Maps
Online Map

Click the button above to start the online map (opens in a new window). Similar to commercial internet maps like MapQuest or Google Maps, the online map allows users to interactively zoom and pan a map of Summit County and identify features such as parcels. Users can also search by address, parcel number, or owner name and automatically zoom the map to the selected parcel.

The table of contents to the right of the map contains additional layers, such as aerial photography, that can be turned on and off and selected for querying additional information.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions. The online map requires Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later.
GIS Data Downloads
GIS Data Downloads

Summit County GIS data are available for download as individual datasets. Layers have been contributed by the agencies making up Summit County Geographic Information Services. To determine the agency responsible for a particular dataset, click the Details button for the individual dataset.

These are not maps, they are raw data files intended for use by professionals and enthusiasts familiar with spatial data formats. Robust GIS software (or CAD software that supports GIS data) is highly recommended for use with these files.

Please review the Frequently Asked Questions before downloading any data.

About GIS

GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems. It is estimated that 85 to 90 percent of data the government must collect have a geographic element, such as a street address. GIS technology combines data stored in traditional computer databases, with computer rendered images and ties these data to thousands of maps the county maintains, creating a single map.

The Fiscal Office GIS develops and maintains the base GIS layers and provides technical support to all GIS users in Summit County. The parcel map layer, commonly called "Tax Maps", is the most widely used base layer. The Fiscal Officer's Appraisal Department uses the tax maps to aid in establishing the fair market value of real estate for property tax purposes.

One phase of property appraisal is the defining of neighborhood boundaries within each district of Summit County. Using the GIS, appraisers are able to see and analyze each neighborhood and ensure the homes share common characteristics and are affected by similar influences.

The Fiscal Office GIS system has made data and tax mapping functions more accessible to the citizens of Summit County and to the businesses that rely on this type of information. Just a few short years ago, any need for mapping information required a trip to downtown Akron. Now, nearly all data are available from various Web sites and can be accessed from anywhere in the world.