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, and property sales.

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


For quick access, and to explore our published services, go directly to our REST service directory using your browser:

Here you will find a collection of the GIS services we have published. Expanding the folders will list the stored services.  Expanding a service will provide details, such as a description of the service, and a description of service layers, which includes details about the geometry type and attribute fields.

With the REST Services Directory, you can browse the contents of the GIS services we have published and get service-level metadata, or navigate a series of links to view information about each service. The links also allow you to preview how your service looks in ArcDesktop, a web browser, and other options.

Our imagery services are available

Here you will find a collection of the imagery services we have published, ranging from 1994 to present.

We have historical aerial imagery available to download from our FTP site.

This includes:

  • 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, 2010, 2012, 2016, and 2019

Download Aerials Photos from FTP Site:


Please note that modern browsers no longer support FTP sites. You can copy and paste the FTP address above to Windows File Explorer:

Or you can download an FTP solution such as FileZilla and access the data through there. Username and Password can be left blank:

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