The Mapping Section of the Tax Assessor's Office is responsible for ownership and location information, as well as tax maps for all properties within Forsyth County. This section provides a listing of property owners, technically known as a "tax scroll," based on information obtained from real estate records in the Register of Deeds office. Transfers of property and divisions of land are reflected in the GIS (Geographic Information System) Data Base after a brief processing period. However, if deed transactions are not properly recorded, we are unable to update ownership in the Tax Assessor's Office.
The tax maps provided by the Mapping Section display parcel boundaries, block and lot (account numbers), city/town limits, fire districts and flood plains. These are only a portion of the many mapping layers shown on our maps. Conversely, tax maps do not provide zoning and school and voting district information. This information may be obtained from other city and county departments. Also, please keep in mind the Tax Assessor's office does not provide information regarding property that is listed for sale or rent by land realtors.
Tax maps are drawn on a scale of 1 inch equals 200 feet and may be obtained in person, or by facsimile. Costs are as follows: