Geographic Information Systems FAQs
How do I look up a street name?
What is a review officer and what are his or her responsibilities?
Do you have aerial photography online? How old are the photos?
How much is your data?
What kind of maps are available in your office?
What kind of instruments need parceling before recordation and when do they need it?
What do I need to do to combine my property?
What is the difference between a tax map and a recorded survey?
Where can I receive property dimensions of my land? Area? Acreage?
How can I view a survey online or how do I use the Register of Deeds screen?
1.) View the survey online. Enter the parcel number, address, owner name or legal description and the tax information should come up. (If you have trouble retrieving this information, contact the Tax Department.) If a survey has been recorded for this property you will obtain the survey reference in the legal description.
2.) Next, go to the Register of Deeds Online Records Search. If you have not used this website before you will need to fill out the online application form. Once you have received your log-in information you can proceed into the program. After you have entered the log-in information, a list of search categories will appear. Since you already have the map book and page of the survey you wish to see, select “book page direct.” At this screen, scroll down to “map” and then enter your book and page. The image should appear through Acrobat Reader. (If you have trouble retrieving this information, contact the Register of Deeds.)
Can I get a printout of all property owners along my street? Within a subdivision?
Can I get a printout of the most recent sales in a particular area?
Do you have a telephone number for a property owner?
Are roads maintained by Brunswick County?
Who owns the road to my house and can I stop passage?
How can I get my road named?
To name a road you must meet at least one of the following criteria:
- The road services 3 or more homes or businesses; or
- The home or business must be 600’ or more from a named road.
The applicant must have 3-5 name choices since no name may be duplicated within the county. All property owners must sign a Street Naming Form giving approval of said name and returned to the Brunswick County GIS Department. A street sign will be installed shortly after all paperwork has been processed by the GIS Department. All street names must be approved by the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners.