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Search The ‘Search’ feature dialog lets the user search for parcels by Parcel ID or Address. You can enter a parcel ID number with or without the dashes. To search parcels by Address, you can type either the full address (house number and street name) or a portion of an address (house number or street name). When searching by a portion of the address, a list of matching addresses will appear and you can choose the correct parcel from the list.


There are several different methods the user can use for navigating around the application. The default method is to Pan, which can be done at anytime by pressing and holding the left mouse button and dragging the map to the desired location.

Zooming in and out on the map can be accomplished using different techniques.

One method is to use the sliding Zoom Bar in the upper left hand corner of the map. This will allow you to zoom in or out to the desired level of detail. Sliding the zoom bar to the Parcel level will show you the greatest amount of detail, and sliding to the bottom will show you Dakota County at its full extent.

Several other methods for navigating include:
• Shift key + Click left mouse button to re-center
• Shift key + Drag the cursor to zoom in to a particular area
• Shift key + Ctrl key + Drag the cursor to zoom out
• Use your mouse wheel to zoom in by scrolling forward, and to zoom out by scrolling backward
• Use Arrow keys to pan
• ‘+’ key to zoom in a level, ‘-‘ key to zoom out a level

These methods include combinations of keyboard and mouse actions. The second example of Shift + Drag to zoom in to a particular area will require you to hold down a Shift key on your keyboard, while simultaneously clicking and holding your left mouse button and moving your mouse to create a box on the map. This will zoom you to that particular area on the map. Some of these additional methods for navigating may more difficult while using a track pad on a laptop.

Parcel Information

To view parcel information you can use the search feature, or simply click on a Parcel to display the Parcel Information. The application will display three panels containing information for that particular parcel.  Property Information is open by default.  To open the Tax Information or Building Information panels, simply click on the panel's title bar. If you would like to print the information displayed in the panels, click on Property Details on the Property Information panel. This will create a printable PDF file. Please make sure your pop-up blocker is disabled for this website. Also, for best results, you may want to ensure that your browser window is maximized.

Property Information – includes information such as the owner, owner address, municipality, tax description, school district, and watershed district. You can also view and print Property Details, link to the Tax Statement and Tax Payment Stub, or view Subdivision Plat drawings.
NOTE: When new tax parcels are first created they will be in a pending status awaiting value and tax information. PENDING NEW will be displayed under the Parcel ID.
Tax Information – includes tax information for the previous and current year, as well as special assessments and Homestead status. Building Information – Provides information about the buildings on the parcel. Items described include the year the building was built, # of bedrooms, # of bathrooms and square footage.
Property Info Tax Info

Buttons and Links

Street View Button
Switches the current view to the Street basemap.
Aerial View Button Switches the current view to the Aerial basemap.
Bird's Eye Button Opens Microsoft’s Bing Oblique Imagery viewer.
Print Button Print the map and any theme that is an overlay on the map.
Feedback Link Provide GIS Staff feedback on application.
Help Link View Help documentation.
County Home Link Return to the Dakota County website.

Overlay Map Layers

Map Layers To overlay additional map layers such recent sales and Torrens properties, click on the title bar of the Map Layers panel.  Choose the layer you would like to overlay.  The legend for that layer will be displayed right on the Map Layers panel.  To remove an overlay, simply choose another layer or select Clear.

Print Button
  • To print a map, click the Print button above the map
Print Dialog
  • Enter a Map Title for your map.
  • Select a Map Layout.
  • Click the Export to PDF button.  This creates a PDF file that you can print or download (save).
Print Dialog PDF
  • When the map is ready a PDF logo will appear below the Export to PDF button for you to click on and view or save. 



  •  Layouts are available in Landscape and Portrait and in standard and HQ - High Quality.
  • The quality relates to the quality of the basemap or background map behind the parcel data.  High Quality takes a moment or two longer than standard.
  • For parcel/property attributes, print the Property Details.

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Screen Resolution
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