Welcome to the Property Information Website!
Before you begin using the website, the County recommends that you check your screen resolution. To set your resolution:
Click on Start>Settings>Control Panel>Display>Settings.
Slide the “Screen Resolution” bar to your preferred setting,
but not less than 800x600. Using a pixel resolution less than
this causes unpredictable results.
On the main screen, you will see an overview map of the County. At the top of the map is a toolbar containing twelve icons. By hovering over each icon, you can read its description. The icon on the far right will take you to a Help screen where more detailed information is available.
On the left side of the screen is a box entitled “Layers.” Note the two buttons: one is called “Visible” and the other “Active.” When you click on the Visible button, the associated layer (or map feature) becomes visible as an overlay. Tax Districts, Municipalities, and unincorporated county Zoning are all color-coded so you can only see one at a time. For example, if you have Municipalities visible, you will see various colors that represent the corporate limits of all the municipalities (the white area is the unincorporated County). If you then turn on (by clicking Visible) Tax Districts, the colors will completely overlay those of the Municipality layer.
The Active layer should be selected when you want to Identify a map feature. Only one layer can be active at a time. Click the radio button (the round one) for the layer you want to identify, then click the Identify icon, then click on the active feature. For example, if parcels are the active layer, you can click anywhere on a parcel and you will get the CAMA data associated with it, plus, the parcel identified will be shaded so you don’t lose your place.
At the bottom of the screen are three tabs from which you can do a search either by TMS (tax map number) property address, or owner’s name. When searching by address, do not enter the suffix (St, Ave, Blvd, etc.). When searching by owner’s name, you can enter the last name, then a space, then the first name. The system will look for an exact match of the characters entered so unless you’re positive of the way the name was entered into CAMA, you should leave out the first name.
When you press the enter key, a small window pops up that says either, “Retrieving Data…” or “Retrieving Map…” It is important that you wait until this stops flashing before entering your next request; otherwise, you will receive an error.