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Summit County Fiscal Office

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Research Property
Research Property

This web application will continue to allow the user to search by address, parcel number, and/or owner name and automatically zoom the map to the selected parcel. The user can also view land records and related recorded documents.

Online Maps
Online Map

This has been the GIS online map since 2000 and it will be discontinued in early January 2015. This will be replaced by multiple applications, the first of which is the “Parcel Research” application. Other applications will be coming soon!

The online map requires Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later.


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.

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