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Anyone have a handy online resource for figuring out land ownership in Western WA. I have tried some county sites but they are very cumbersome. Google Earth shows rough boundaries for National Forests and the DNR Map is not scaled fine enough.

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Try wamap.org. In oregon it's ormap.org. Or go online to the county your looking for. As this is all public info. Gramps

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If you are looking for individual parcel (ownership) boundaries for Western Washington you will have to do it on a County by County basis as this is the jurisdiction level. Each of these counties may or may not have a Web mapping application available. Each have there limitations....King County has one of the best web mapping applications in the USA.

If you have GIS capabilities there are other ways to "skin the cat" as the different databases can more easily combined in one map datum and projection......

By the way wamap.org is not about mapping.....

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As a tease....

If you have GIS viewer, some versions of ACAD and or other GIS software a large amount of data, including no-collar DRG's maps are available on the Oregon Washington BLM website. DRG files are very big once uncompressed so be aware and patient downloading.

http://www.blm.gov/or/gis/data.php

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No GIS viewer. After some more digging the county in question has a decent searchable system. If a plot of land does't show under a county system does that mean it is likely DNR or some other publicly held parcel?

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No GIS viewer. After some more digging the county in question has a decent searchable system. If a plot of land does't show under a county system does that mean it is likely DNR or some other publicly held parcel?

Depends on county but parcels without id can be several general types

Unknown ownership un-platted in water course and or shoreline of the state. Be careful using areas that are below the normal high water mark..................

unknown assumed public ownership -usually DNR but can be WA d o Fish and Wildlife

Right of Way

Plat tracts usually Storm Water detention / retention but can be other uses

Plat undivided interest aka plat/condo homeowners association "in common" areas that can be all kinds of things on the ground -detention /retention, open space, active parks......

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Most County's have their tax records online. If you search a road name and address in the proximity of the area of interest you should be able to find the owners, zoning and how much he pays.

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