Department of Planning & Community Development
Kalamazoo County Online Mapping
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How to Use this Site:
This service will enable you to search our county-wide mapping system. You have the option of viewing the county in detail based on particular criteria or by zooming in to an area of interest. This is a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) application.
Viewing Tax Maps
A link to the tax maps in PDF format is available for the whole county (except City of Portage and City of Kalamazoo) by selecting features in the
"Tax Map Areas" layer under the Map Layers Tab/Optional Layers on the left side of the map. Make sure the box in front of "Tax Map Areas" is checked. Under the Select tab on
the top of the map, choose Select on Map (or click the Select button, second button from the right, on the navigation bar on the bottom of the map). On the bottom left of the
map, select Tax Map Areas from the pull-down menu. Then click on the area on the map that you want the tax map for. The selected area will turn red. To view the tax map,
click on the PDF Map Link on the left side of the map.
Viewing Generalized Zoning
To view generalized zoning in the GIS application, click Map Layers and select Zoning under Images and Overlays.
Please see this page for important information about the zoning data available in the GIS application.
Viewing aerial photographs, parcels and other map layers
Parcels can be overlayed on for example aerials or soils maps. Check the box in front of the layers that you want to view under the Map Layers Tab, and follow the pop-up Help Notes.
You have the option of viewing the county in detail based on for instance a particular address or property identification number (PIN). Under the Find tab
on the top of the map, select Search Parcels and pick one of the option criteria to search by. Note: The Parcel Search is available for the whole county. City of Portage and
City of Kalamazoo have separate GIS mapping sites, respectively.
Most of the data on this site is publicly available data that in some cases has been enhanced or updated. The aerial photography from 2004 and 2009
were produced as co-operative efforts with the governmental units and other interested parties in the county. The parcel layer was produced partially by the townships/villages
and was made available to the county for this mapping website. The rest of the parcels were produced by the County. The City of Kalamazoo and the City of Portage have similar
mapping websites where the cities' information can be viewed and printed (see web links below.)
WATER TABLE DEPTH: This information is only a guideline. Depth to water table can vary more than 8 feet from year to year. Source: MDEQ/MSU 2005.
Red: Less than 2 0
Orange: 2 0 to 5 8
Yellow: 5 9 to 10 2
Lt Green: 10 2 to 20 0
Dk Green: Greater than 20
500 FOOT BUFFERS SURFACE WATER AND WETLANDS: Development inside these buffers may require a Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control permit. Call 269-384-8117.
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contact the Kalamazoo County Department of Planning and Community Development at (269) 384-8115 or by email PLNGIS@kalcounty.com
DISCLAIMER - Please Read
Maps and documents made available to the public by the County are neither legally recorded maps nor surveys and are not intended to be used as such. The maps and documents are created as part of a Geographic Information System (GIS) that compiles records, information, and data from various township, village, city, county, state and federal sources. The source data may contain errors. Additionally, maps and documents prepared by the GIS from multiple sources, even if derived from data that is error free, may not be reliable due to differences in the databases or computer programs of the source materials. The County has attempted to include more specific clarifications or advisories on the specific documents or maps however, none of the maps or documents should be used for navigational, tracking or any other purpose requiring exacting measurement of distance or direction or precision in the depiction of geographic features. If errors or discrepancies are found please contact (269) 384-8115. The County, Townships, Cities and Villages shall not be liable for any damages or claims that arise out of the user's access to, or use of the maps, documents and data provided.
The preceding disclaimer is provided pursuant to Michigan Public Act #462, the Enhanced Access to Public Records ACT, and the user of this map acknowledges that the County, Townships, Cities and Villages shall not be liable for any damages, and expressly waives all claims, and agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the County, Townships, Cities and Villages from any and all claims brought by the User, its employees or agents, or third parties which arise out of the User's access or use of data provided.