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Welcome to the Lake County GIS Department

It is estimated that more than eighty percent of governmental functions are associated with managing information about specific locations or geographic areas. A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer system for the input, editing, storage, maintenance, management, retrieval, analysis, and output of geographically referenced information. GIS supports applications such as emergency dispatch, land planning, emergency management and Homeland Security, property appraisal, civil engineering, natural resource monitoring, transportation planning, monitoring crime and accidents, public health and environmental analysis, economic development, census analysis, and many more.

Lake Navigator 3.0

Auditor’s Sales Dashboard

Check out the Auditor’s new Real Estate Sales Dashboard that allows you to compare the current year’s sales with previous years. You can break down sales by month, community, property type, school district, and more.LakeNavigator 3.0 Troubleshooting

If your are a regular user of LakeNavigator 3.0 and have had trouble with the application loading recently, please try clearing your temporary internet files. We have made some upgrades and new background scripts may need to be loaded. Thank you.LakeNavigator 2.1 has been retired.

LakeNavigator 2.1 will no longer be available after August 3rd, 2020. The technology it uses is not being supported in the newer browsers. Please use LakeNavigator 3.0 to search for parcels. All the functionality that was present in 2.1 is available in 3.0 plus many additional features and tools.

GIS Data Download

Layer NameFile SizeCreation Date
Parcel Related
Parcels40MBMarch 3rd, 2021
Subdivision Boundaries2.2MBMarch 29th, 2016
Jurisdictions316KBJune 7th, 2016
Tax Districts350KBSeptember 11th, 2014
School Districts204KBSeptember 11th, 2014
Tracts223KB2000 Conversion
Original Lots838KB2000 Conversion
Other Layers
Address Points (LBRS)5.8MBSeptember 4th, 2020
Building Footprints19.4MBMarch 29th, 2016
2 ft. Contours 2000*417.8MB2000 Conversion
2 ft. Contours 2016*1.1GB2016
10 ft. Contours52.3MB2000 Conversion
DFIRM 100 Year Flood Zones1.6MB2009
DFIRM 500 Year Flood Zones1.5MB2009
Lakes1.7MB2000 Conversion
Landmarks (LBRS)833KBSeptember 9th, 2013
Road Centerlines (LBRS)3.2MBSeptember 4th, 2020
Railroads143KB2000 Conversion
Streams6.0MB2000 Conversion
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Geographic Information System (GIS) Resources

NameJob TitlePhoneEmail
Branch, JimGIS Director440-350-5970[email protected]
Phares, DaveSenior GIS Applications Specialist440-350-5982[email protected]
What is GIS?

GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems.  GIS is a system of hardware, software and information that integrates, stores, edits, analyzes and shares geographic data. More information about GIS can be found here.

How accurate are your maps?

The various layers have differing accuracies. The property ownership parcel layer IS NOT SURVEY ACCURATE. This means that you will need to hire a surveyor to define your property’s boundaries. Please email or call us for specifics regarding accuracies.

Where is your office located?

We are located in downtown Painesville, OH in the Lake County Administration Building at 105 Main Street.  The GIS/Tax Map Office is in the lower level.  We are open weekdays from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Please allow us to help you by calling 440 350-5982.

Where can I get data?

We offer GIS data in a few different formats: Downloading GIS data, DVDs, paper maps, and online viewing. Downloading GIS data from our GIS Data Download site is quick and easy, just click here.

DVDs are available at no cost (we encourage the use of our FTP site).  Data formats include: ShapeFiles, DWG and MrSID and JPEG orthophotography.

Paper maps: Printed maps can be obtained in a number of different sizes with varying costs. However, availability of custom maps is dependent upon staff workload.  Prices range from $.25 for 8.5″ x 11″ to $23.00 for a 48″ x 66″ solid fill map. Cash or check only made out to John S. Crocker, Treasurer.

Online viewing: If you would prefer to print your own copies from the comfort of your home or business, visit our LakeNavigator site where you can search for specific properties or simply explore the county. We have over thirty layers available 24/7 to anybody with an internet connection.

What coordinate system or projection is the GIS data in?

Ohio State plane coordinate system, North Zone, North American Datum 1983 (NAD83), US Survey Feet.

Location NameAddressCityZipcodeWebsitePhone
Lake County GIS Department105 Main St.Painesville, OH 44077440-350-5970
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