How are tax maps made?
Tax maps are computer drawn by our technicians based on interpretation of property boundaries contained within various recorded legal documents, such as deeds, surveys, and plat maps. These documents generally contain a legal description, which describe the property boundaries. This legal description usually contains courses known as metes and bounds, or bearings and distances, such as north 45 degrees 25 minutes 30 seconds east, 135.77 feet. These are plotted out to produce an outline of the parcels which are made to fit together like a jigsaw puzzle to create the tax map.

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1. What are tax maps?
2. What are the tax maps used for?
3. How are tax maps made?
4. How can I obtain a tax map?
5. Where can I get a copy of my subdivision map?
6. How often are the maps updated?
7. My neighbor and I disagree about the location of our common property line. Can I use the tax map to prove that I’m right?
8. What GIS data is available?
9. What formats are GIS data available?
10. What is the datum and projection of Iredell County, NC GIS data?
11. How much does the maps and data cost?
12. How do I know if a particular road is maintained by the State of North Carolina?
13. Can I split my land?
14. I have a question not listed here. How do I contact the GIS Mapping office?