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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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How often is the Mapping Application’s data updated?

Certain business processes can take several weeks for changes to be displayed on the web page. Please note: The map information (i.e. parcels, roads, lot dimensions, lot numbers, etc.) is updated daily and will reflect new parcel splits and combinations. In other words, the map portion may show the correct parcel, however, the attribute information may not yet be current.

For further information, please contact the Yavapai County Assessor’s Office.

I want to remove my name from public record, how do I do it and am I eligible?

To remove your name from public record, please see the Arizona State Statutes which provide the specific details on who is eligible and what requirements have to be met.  There are separate statutes for different public records: Recorder (ARS 11-483 ), the Assessor and Treasurer (ARS 11-484 ) and Voter Registration (16-153 ).  Please review each statute for details.

What can I do if I cannot get the map to correctly display my area of interest?

If you are unable to use the on-line mapping applications and/or are unable to get the map extent in the area you need, please let us know. Certain layers are pre-set to appear at different map scales. Some layers are not available in certain areas. Changes can be made to the application (under certain circumstances). If you need the information right away, you may do two things:

Call us and see if we can help you over the phone. Staff members are available Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM Arizona Standard Time (no daylight saving time) at 928-771-3169.

Come into our office and purchase a paper map. Look at our GIS Forms and Products page for more information. For further information, please contact the Yavapai County GIS Staff.

What function does GIS have within the Yavapai County Government?

Yavapai County Government uses GIS technology throughout several departments including the Assessors office, Elections, Planning and Building, Roads and Flood Control among others, comprising nearly 200 users. With the ability to access the GIS, County employees can complete tasks which before, could potentially take hours or days. As an example, the digital parcel base map for the county is maintained by the Assessor’s Office using tools developed by our GIS staff. Parcel splits and combinations which previously were hand drawn on paper maps, can now be completed more efficiently utilizing GIS. Additionally, the public may now access the County’s GIS information using our custom developed Online Mapping Applications, allowing users to freely access and research county records without having to travel to a county building.

What is GIS?

GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems. In more general terms, GIS is Computer technology combining digitally referenced maps and databases for the purpose of mapping and analysis. If you would like more information and details about GIS, please click here to learn more.

What projection does Yavapai County use to store their GIS data layers?

Stateplane, Internation Feet, Central AZ FIPS 0202, Zone 3176, and Datum NAD83.

Who do I contact if I have a questions regarding an Online Mapping Application?

There are multiple GIS Online Mapping Applications available for use:

  • Interactive Map – A comprehensive interactive mapping application showing Yavapai County parcels, along with ownership information with the ability to overlay multiple layers on top of each other.
  • Outdoor Recreation – An interactive mapping application providing outdoor events, parks, hiking, camping, and other fun and interesting things to do in Yavapai County.
  • Election Vote Centers – An interactive mapping application providing Yavapai County election precincts and vote center information.
  • Parcel Search – A simple search to show only tabular ownership information (No Map).
  • Flood Hazard Mapping – An interactive mapping application providing the most up to date flood information from the new Changes Since Last Firm, download the Firm panels, and the location of Elevation Monuments throughout the county.

Please refer to our online help for these applications

If you have a question regarding the data being displayed, please contact the Yavapai County Assessor’s Office. If you have a question/comment regarding the status or operation of these online maps, please contact the Yavapai County GIS Division (YAVGIS). You may also contact us by phone Monday thru Friday between 7:30AM and 5:00PM at (928) 771-3169.

Who do I contact if I want to purchase a hard copy paper map within Yavapai County?

To obtain hard copy paper maps you should contact our Cartography Division at (928) 771-3220.
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