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Property Viewer for Douglas County, Kansas

View an interactive GIS map of tax parcels and related data in Douglas County, Kansas.

Zoom in and out to view the map at different scales

  • Click or tap the + and - buttons in the upper left corner of the map.
  • Use your mouse wheel or double-click your mouse on a desktop computer.
  • Use your fingers to pinch or move your fingers apart on a touch screen.
  • Click on the Home button (looks like a house) to zoom out to all of Douglas County.
  • Click or tap the arrows to jump through the different map views you have made during the current session.

Find your location

  • Click or tap the "find my location" button (looks like a scope) to zoom to your physical location

Search

  • Enter a search term in the box in the upper left corner of the map. Possible search terms include:
    • PIN number (e.g. 079-31-0-30-13-001.03-0),
    • Quick Ref ID (e.g. R16279),
    • Plate number (e.g. U02418A01),
    • Street name (e.g. Massachusetts St),
    • PLSS corner ID number (e.g. J03X),
    • PLSS section (e.g. 21-12-20 for section 21, township 12, range 20),
    • Water body name (e.g. Mary's Lake), or
    • Place name (e.g. Douglas County Courthouse, South Park)
  • If you wish to limit your search to a specific category such as PIN or plate number, click or tap the drop-down arrow to the left of the search box to see a list of options. By default, the search function will look through every category for matches.

Layers*

  • Click or tap the Layers menu (looks like three diamonds stacked up) in the top right corner of the map for multiple options to overlay the map.

Basemap Gallery

  • Click to browse through different years of aerial photography. Note that imagery from prior to and including 1986 will not show up at all zoom levels because the photo resolution is too low.
  • When hovering over a year, click the green plus sign to activate a comparison slider between that year and the one currently active in the map.
  • To deactivate the comparison slider, hover over the year that you want to remove and click the red x.

Legend

  • Click or tap the Legend menu (looks like a bulleted list) to have symbols on the map explained.
  • If “No legend” appears, then there are no features visible on the map at that zoom level.

Select

  • Click or tap the Select menu (looks like an arrow next to a divided square)
  • Check the box next to the layer that you would like to select, e.g. Parcel
  • Click the green Select button and then click/drag to select the parcel(s) of interest.
  • Click on the ellipses next to the layer with a selection to see other options to interact with the map.
  • Selections will stay active on printed maps as long as Clear is not clicked.

Bookmarks

  • Click or tap the Bookmarks menu in the top right corner of the map for quick zooming to each of the incorporated municipalities in Douglas County.
  • Click on the Home button (left side of the map; looks like a house) to zoom out to all of Douglas County.

Measure

  • Click or tap the Measure tool (looks like a roll of tape) to activate it.
  • Pick a measure tool and follow the on-screen instructions for measuring your area of interest.
  • To label the line with bearings or measurement totals, check the appropriate boxes before you start measuring.
  • Measurements will stay active on printed maps unless you delete them from the map prior to printing.

Measurement

  • Click or tap the Measure menu to get approximate linear and areal measurements as well as decimal degrees (XY coordinates) for GPS locators
  • The measurement tool is a simplified version of the Measure tool. It will not label or dynamically measure like the Measure tool does.

Draw

  • Click or tap the Draw tool (looks like an artist’s palette) to activate it.
  • Select a drawing mode (such as marker, line, or polygon) to activate options for selecting size, color, and transparency.
  • Once your desired look is set up, click on the map to place your custom drawing.

Print

  • Click or tap the Print menu to see options for creating printer-friendly layouts for your current view on the map.

Share*

  • Click or tap the Share menu to tell your friends about the map via email or social media.

* More details below.

The Property Viewer has a number of layers that can be checked and unchecked to compare related datasets to the tax parcel boundaries. To explore your options, click on the Layers menu (top right).

  • Parcel - Check and uncheck this layer to turn on and off the orange tax parcel boundaries.
  • Plat - Check the box to turn on shading and labeling of plats.
    • Click the drop-down arrow to the left of the check box to expand your choices for displaying the plats.
    • Check Plat Modification to highlight lot splits, plats of survey, and other changes to the original plat.
    • Check Lot to outline and label individual lots.
    • Check Block label to add labels for block numbers (where applicable).
  • Land Records - Check the box and then click the drop-down arrow to the left of that box to view your options, including:
    • Place name (label businesses, parks, cemeteries, public facilities)
    • Parcel label (label key details about the property)
    • Tax unit (view taxing units for the county and state)
    • YYYY parcel - view historical parcel boundaries from previous years
  • Administrative Areas - Check the box and then click the drop-down arrow for more options.
    • Incorporated City Limits (County Tax Roll) shows city limits, including areas that have been annexed during the current tax year (labeled "Pending").
    • Political Township shows the extent of each township in Douglas County.
  • Public Land Survey System - view section corner locations as well as section, township, and range lines.
  • External Data - Check the box and then click the drop-down arrow to the left of that box to view your options, including:
    • FEMA flood hazard areas,
    • Rural water district boundaries,
    • School districts, and
    • Soil types.
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If the Property Viewer is not working, try clearing your browser cache to ensure that you are viewing the most current version. The easiest way to do this is:

  • Open your browser and press Ctrl + Shift + Del on your keyboard. This will open a window with several options for clearing stored settings.
  • In Internet Explorer, you’ll want to check the box for Temporary Internet files and website files.
  • In Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, you’ll want to check the box for Cache.
  • We recommend against using the defaults in the pop-up window, as your browsing history, stored passwords, and cookies will be deleted along with the Temporary Internet Files or Cache.
  • Once you clear your cache, refresh the Property Viewer page (F5 on your keyboard) and you should see the map. If not, please give us a call at (785) 838-2422.

If you’d like to learn more about browser caches, we recommend this site: http://refreshyourcache.com/en/cache.