Washington County
Administrative Building
116 Adams St.
PO Box 1007
Plymouth, NC 27962
Phone: 252-793-5823
Fax: 252-793-1183
Email: jbennett@washconc.org

GIS Mapping
120 Adams St., Office is in the basement

Hours of Operation
8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday
Harry White
Phone: 252-793-2662
Email: hwhite@washconc.org

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Maps & Parcel Information

The Washington County Geographical Information Systems Department currently maintains a database of all Washington County parcels. This consists of 10,000 parcels within the county boundaries and covers a total of 336 square miles. Several different map layers are maintained to provide up to date information to the County’s residents, businesses and prospective business clients. The map layers currently maintained by the department include the following:

  • Cadastral – Parcels and ownership information
  • Soils – Showing detailed soil information and land use applications
  • County – Depicting subdivision lot line, jurisdictional boundaries, water features and transportation such as railroads.
  • Flood – Delineating 100 and 500 year flood zones as shown on the FIRM maps.
  • Roads – Detailed road coverage with new address ranges maintained for e911

Layers currently under construction or development include the County’s water-works system and the new US Hwy 64 location.

Map Downloads

Data Download (Shapefiles) Files are Zipped

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I contact GIS?
The Washington County GIS can be contacted at 252-793-2662 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm. We are located at 120 Adams St. and our Office is in the basement.

Where is Washington County?
Washington County is located in northeast North Carolina on the south side of Albemarle Sound.

What departments and agencies does Washington County GIS serve?
Currently the department supports the following county departments:

  • Tax Administration
  • Permits and Inspections
  • Emergency Management
  • Emergency 911
  • Register of Deeds
  • County Extension Service
  • Sheriffs Department
  • Water Department
  • County Management
  • Department of Human Services
  • Landfill
  • Board of Elections   
Agencies not affiliated with the County and supported by GIS include: 
  • Attorneys
  • Real Estate Appraisers
  • Paralegals
  • Insurance Agencies
  • Town of Roper
  • Banking Institutions
  • Surveyors
  • Students
  • Forestry Officials
  • Real Estate Agents
  • Town of Plymouth
  • Town of Creswell
  • N.C. Department of Transportation
  • Teachers
  • Timber Cruisers 

What is a PIN number?
Each parcel of land on the GIS database is assigned a unique identification number. This number enables our department to index and store attribute information about each parcel. In Washington County, the PIN number is used in the GIS office, the Register of Deeds and the Tax Administration office. This allows a user to cross reference information about a parcel.

The PIN geographically locates each parcel of land. The PIN is derived from the central point of a parcel of land using a combination of the easting and northing grid coordinates. These coordinates are obtained from the North Carolina State Plane Coordinate System.

As stated previously the PIN geographically references a parcel to its location on the earth. Below you, see a sample PIN number.

GIS PIN number example

What is GIS?
GIS is an acronym for Geographical Information Systems. This term is used to define a system that allows for queries and analyses of spatial data from different sources whose functionality offers the ability to manipulate, analyze and visualize the combined data. In everyday language, this translates to a computer system that takes information about a geographic area and allows users to combine data, manipulate data and visualize data for that area.

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