Geographic Information Systems
The GIS mapping database is relied upon heavily by the County government. Generally speaking, all official “spatial” or map-related data and records of Washington County government, including the mapping of all land parcels of record and the official Zoning Map of Washington County are part of the GIS mapping database. By making this mapping system available to the public, the Washington County government is permitting the public access to the same information County elected and appointed officials and employees use to make important decisions on a day-to-day basis.
By making Washington County’s maps and data accessible on-line, GIS helps make the County government more efficient. It allows for convenient access to a large amount of information that before would have required considerably more time to acquire. Through interdepartmental information sharing and communication, productivity is enhanced and everyone benefits. Washington County’s GIS site offers the user a wealth of data such as zoning information, parcel information, and addressed structure information. You can even view an aerial photo of the County! A variety of tools such as pan, zoom, search and print allow the user to perform many tasks and help make the site very functional.
We strive to keep each layer as up to date as possible. Almost every layer is updated as soon as we receive an update or correction from the appropriate agency. Presently it takes about 30 days from the date a new parcel of land is created through recordation of a plat with the County Clerk of Circuit Court until the new parcel is mapped on the GIS.
Washington County Virginia now provides GIS Data in File Geodatabase format that can be accessed online by navigating to the Data, Documents, and Forms section above. You will be directed to an outside link where the data will be available.
Frequently Asked Questions
The first step to get a E-911 street address is to obtain a Building Permit from the County Department of Building Inspection. This permit is required to place a manufactured housing unit (mobile home) or construct a site-built structure. After the first inspection (or footer/electrical inspection if a manufactured home), an E-9-1-1 street address will be assigned. Please contact the County Department of Building Inspection at (276) 525-1320 for your E-911 address.
Road sign installation and replacement is a responsibility of the Emergency Management Department. Please call Donna Hall, Deputy Director of Emergency Management at (276) 525-1331 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to report a down or missing road sign.
1998, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2011, & 2015
US State Plane 1983 Zone: Virginia South 4502 Datum: NAD 1983Units: US Survey Feet.
We use software from Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI). Currently ESRI’s ArcMap software is our standard desktop software package.