GIS - Mapping

The GIS - Mapping Office is open during normal courthouse hours. Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, excluding holidays. For qualifying holidays see our County Calendar. There are occasions the office is closed to complete field work. Questions and requests can be submitted by pone or by email at anytime and will be answered in the order they are received. Please scroll down to review  more information on the left hand sub menu.

JEREMY HUGHES, GIS Department Coordinator.

Carroll County Courthouse
P.O. Box 227
Mt. Carroll, IL61053
Phone: (815) 244-0254
Fax: (815) 244-1046
Office Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday

What is GIS?  “GIS is an integrated system of computer hardware, software, and trained personnel linking topographic, demographic, utility, facility, image and other resource data that is geographically referenced.” NASA.  A GIS allows multiple features of a map to be related to one another as well as to attribute information in a database, resulting in "intelligent maps."

The Carroll County GIS Department is responsible for maintaining and creating data features within GIS.  There are several key data sets which we use including parcel boundaries, road and railroad right of way/center lines, municipal boundaries, soil surveys, land use, topography, hydrology and aerial imagery.  More layers are planned to be created and utilized in the future. 

GIS is able to make use of surveys, deeds, or other detailed legal descriptions to better display and understand property boundaries as they change.  The GIS Department also provides many services such as making custom maps, plat and atlas books, leasing digital data, and helping to resolve spatial/data related issues experienced by others.

How do I order a GIS map with property boundaries?

How do I get a copy of my property boundary legal description?

How do I find a survey or property monument?

What other kind of information does the GIS system contain?