Find & Download Data

New Hanover County publishes and shares a variety of data sets with our community.  Along with our GIS services, we also share tax information, aerials photographs, information regarding recently issued building permits, property sales, and recorded deeds and plats.

By making it easy for our community to find and retrieve useful information, we hope to facilitate new opportunities and the economic prosperity of New Hanover County, its businesses, communities and residents.

To learn more, or to access these data products, please expand and explore each of the options below

 

On our Open Geospatial Data Portal, we hope you will find an accurate and up-to-date collection of geographic information along with tools to help you search for, find, view, and download the data you need in a variety of common formats.

You will always have access to the most recent GIS data here. The data sets available on our Open Geospatial Data Portal are the same GIS data sets we use internally. By accessing data from our portal you are accessing the very same data sets we use in production.

We intend to expand our Open Data initiative and will continue to add new data sets to this site over time.

By making it easy for our community to find and retrieve useful information, we hope to facilitate new opportunities and the economic prosperity of New Hanover County, its businesses, communities, and residents.

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Moving forward, it is our intention to direct people looking for GIS data to our Open Geospatial Data Portal. But as we make that transition many of our GIS data sets will remain available for download from our FTP site, just as they had in the past.

This includes:

  • A variety of GIS layers as ESRI shapfiles and DBF tables in compressed zip file format
  • Black & white aerial photographs taken in 1949, 1956, 1966 (w/o spatial reference)
  • Black & white aerial photographs taken in 1981, 1998
  • Color aerial photographs taken in 2002, 2006, and 2010

Download ESRI Shapefiles from FTP Site

Download Aerials Photos from FTP Site

Each week, the New Hanover County Tax Department makes a number of data files available for download in both a fixed length text file format, and a Microsoft Access database format.

Download Tax Data from Our FTP Site

 

Each week, the New Hanover County Inspections Department makes a number of data files available for download as Microsoft Excel files in a compressed zip file format.

Download Tax Data from our FTP Site

Approximately each week, the New Hanover County Register of Deeds creates a small set of files, consisting of several pipe (“|”) delimited text and accompanying TIF images. The file set is packaged and compressed in a zip file format and made available for download from our FTP site.

Download Register of Deeds Data from our FTP Site

Information Technology: 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 155 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7107 • Fax 910-798-7196