April 5, 2002
DIGITAL PICTURES OF MECKLENBURG COUNTY
PROPERTIES AVAILABLE ONLINE
Feature Will Assist Homebuyers, Real Estate Agents and Appraisers
Charlotte, NC— If you own a home in Mecklenburg County, there may be a picture of it online. Mecklenburg County’s project to inventory all property using digital imaging moves into a new phase with the posting of the pictures on the Internet. Pictures of single-family residential properties in Mecklenburg County can be found at
www.co.mecklenburg.nc.us/cotax. Users can click on “GIS Real Estate System” and search by parcel number, property owner, or address.
More than 175,000 images of single-family residential properties are available on the web site. Many more are to be added in coming weeks, including images of commercial properties. The feature is expected to assist developers, appraisers, real estate agents and homebuyers.
The photos are of the outside of the structures taken from the front street side of the properties. Images of apartments, condominiums, properties constructed in 2001 and 2002 or recently subdivided properties are not yet available.
The digital imaging is an ongoing project to improve Mecklenburg County’s land records system. Mobile Video Services, Inc. conducted the project on behalf of the County’s Property Assessment and Land Records Management Department. “The project not only improves the County’s property appraisal process, but also enhances the quality of visual data used by the County’s Geographic Information System (GIS),” says assistant director William Brown. Brown says having visual property records is a standard practice for the tax appraisal industry and several North Carolina counties have used it for years.
Mecklenburg County citizens with questions about the images or web site can call 704-336-4600 for more information.