The City of Burlington’s Geographic Information System (GIS) Division is making several new interactive maps available to the public. Interactive Zoning, Collection, and Downtown Parking maps are now available on the City’s website for use by the public. Learning more about a specific property is now as easy as a few key strokes and clicks of a mouse.
With access to these maps, citizens now have the ability to easily determine how a specific lot is zoned and in which, if any, special districts the property is located. Residents no longer have to make a call to the City’s Sanitation Division in order to determine on which day a particular property receives sanitation, recycling, and seasonal leaf collection. Additionally, citizens will now have the ability to identify the location of publicly available parking in downtown Burlington.
Anyone can easily access and utilize these three new interactive maps by visiting www.BurlingtonNC.gov and clicking on the “Mapping/GIS” quick link in the center of the City’s homepage. Users can choose to select the Zoning, Collections or Downtown Parking map. After selecting the desired map, users will be asked to accept an access disclaimer. By entering a tax account number, residents will be quickly given details about the associated property. Advanced searches can also be performed in order to access information based on the physical location or owner of a property. Parking lots can be searched based on street or lot name.
The City is proud to introduce a new function of the website that will help provide greater information to Burlington residents. “Increasing the level of information available to our citizens is very important to us,” says GIS Administrator Andrew Shore, “providing these new mapping utilities will allow many residents to find answers to their questions on their own terms, without necessitating a call or visit to the Municipal Building.”
The newly available GIS maps are not a substitute for Alamance County’s GIS Utility and will, therefore, not be appropriate for tax system inquires. When searching for property tax and deed information, residents should refer to www.alamance-nc.com/d/gis.html .