All of the data shown on this site is County-owned
and was created for various County uses. The Tax Assessment
data is taken from the Tax Assessor's databases that have been
created to assist with the creation of values used in taxation.
The map data is taken from the County's GIS data. The County's
GIS data is used to support such activities as Tax Assessment,
Zoning, Road Maintenance, etc.
The County Board of Commissioners appointed
a committee consisting of local professionals to examine the
issues related to a fee. The committee decided on the fee amount
and what data should be fee related. The committee made their
recommendation to the Board of Commissioners which voted to
institute the committee's recommendation. The committee's recommendation
was based on the following conclusions: 1) the site and its
information is a valuable resource for the public and the professional,
2) the general public has less of a need for the fee related
information than the professional, 3) the fee related information
can be considered as sensitive and should be limited in some
way, 4) the repeated, heavy users of the system will be the
professional, and 5) the County does incur costs associated
with providing the system.
Not at this time. The County's GIS is in its
infancy and much of the data is older and being updated. When
the data is current and has undergone an extensive Quality Control
process, then the County will implement policies and procedures
for making the data available. When the policies and procedures
have been formulated and approved, the information needed to
acquire the data will be posted on this site. The timeline for
making the data available has not yet been determined.
In general, the site works best with the latest version of Microsoft Internet Explorer. If you are using another browser, we suggest you first try the site using Internet Explorer before contacting us. If you are using Internet Explorer and are experiencing difficulties, we suggest that you upgrade to the latest version and disable any ad blocking or anti-popup software that you are using. AOL users may experience problems as well. The County is unable to diagnose problems related to end-user computer/browser issues.
The majority of data shown on the sites comes
from the last accepted digest information. This data can be
up to a year old depending on when the data is accessed. The
system does retrieve current owner and sales information
A good place to start is to visit
www.gis.com. GIS.com is a portal to GIS information on the Web
and was created by ESRI, a GIS software developer. The site
is intended to educate anyone interested in geographic technology
on the value that technology brings to his or her day-to-day
Much of the data is still under development
or outdated. We are continuously updating the data to make the
site more reliable and useful. If you know of an error regarding
the map or map layers, please us via e-mail at:
Missing or complete data is not necessarily an error. Many fields do not need to be filled out in order for an accurate assessment to be made. However, if you know that certain information is incorrect, please contact the Tax Assessors Office at:
To provide improved ability to analyze information
and make better informed decisions; streamline government functions;
improve operational efficiency; reduce or eliminate redundancy;
improve map maintenance and production efficiency and provide
improved access to maps and data.
The county will only look at feedback that
is provided to us by filling out the following form (Click Here). This is the only mechanism by which suggestions and
comments will be evaluated. The form must be completely and
accurately filled out.
The contours were generated using ESRI's Spatial
Analyst Extension for ArcGIS. The DEM used to create the contours
was the same DEM used to create the County's Digital Orthophotography
and not a DEM created specifically for creating contours. For
that reason, the contours are for reference only.
The data in the GIS system comes from many
different sources. Each of the layers was processed by different
individuals using a variety of methods and original sources.
The result is that sometimes the layers do not line up well
with each other. For example, the road network does not always
match the right-of-ways in the parcel database. The County is
continuously attempting to improve the data to make it more
accurate, useful and up-to-date. While this is true, the data
cannot be expected to be as accurate as surveyed data as the
data was assembled for reference purposes in support of County
After clicking on a tool, you must wait until
the map is redrawn before you can use another tool. If the grayRetrieving
data box is on the screen, clicking on the screen anywhere
with the mouse will cause unexpected results. Wait until the
map is completely drawn before you make another selection.
Due to the amount of information and tools available, the application was designed to be used with a screen resolution of at least 800x600 pixels (reasonable on a 15” monitor). A resolution of 1024x768 is better, and higher is better still. Higher resolutions are most practical with larger monitors. However, the application can still be used with a smaller monitor, though the map display area is limited in size. Read your computer/OS documentation to determine how to increase the screen resolution setting on your computer.
The logon security system does not allow users
to log on from more than one computer at one time. To accomplish
this, our server will wait 10 minutes from the time that you
last accessed a page to log you off even if you logged off the
system using the "log off" option. To access the system from
another computer, you will have to wait 10 minutes from the
time you logged off or last accessed the site. The error that
is displayed when this error occurs is "The Username 'username'
is currently accessing this website using a different IP address.
Concurrent logins are not allowed."
No. The data shown was gathered from several
different sources and is not intended to depict actual right
of way of Whitfield County. This information is available either
through the public works department or through the Board of
Commissioners’ office in conjunction with the deed records maintained
by the Clerk of Superior Court. Any area shown as roadway may
or may not be a county maintained public road and/or may be
of a different width than the area depicted. In addition, a
roadway may contain public portions, which are county maintained,
and private portions, which are not county maintained.
The time limit (30 days or 365 days) that you last paid for has expired and the system has locked you out. To regain access to the system, you will have to click on the link that says "Click Here to Pay on existing account" which will allow you to purchase more time using your previously used username and password.