GIS Mapping Services
Computer generated maps for your specific area of interest. We use a Geographic Information System (GIS) to make a map of your parcel and overlay it with: bodies of water, digital ortho photos, floodplains, state and federal wetlands, streams, soil types, and topographic contours.
Click link below to view or download our GIS request form.
This information can be used to give you detailed information about your area of interest. If you are interested in how GIS can work for you, please have your Tax Parcel ID (found on your tax bill) so we can quickly identify your parcel.
Historical Aerial Photographs
Historical aerial photographs are available for viewing.
Due to the mishandling of our historic aerial photos it is now required that a District Employee pull the photos that you are looking to view at a charge of $30.00 per hour with a minimum of a 1 hour charge. Please call ahead to make sure a technician is available.
No Exceptions will be made.
We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause, but it is our responsibility to make sure that these photos are available for many years to come.
Historical photos of the county are available for viewing within our office. We have photos dating from the 1930’s all the way up to the year 2000.
Private Landowner Assistance
If you are looking to buy or build a house in Dutchess County, have several ways to help you find valuable information about your property. We often have people call or come in to our office with a variety of problems on their property:
- Wet basements
- Dry drinking water wells
- Runoff flooding the yard
- Streams overtopping their banks
- Lakes green with algae and weeds
- Failing septic systems
Also, we often get calls from people who find out after they have already purchased property with the intent of building or otherwise developing it that it has natural features that make development difficult, such as wetlands, steep slopes, or soils unsuitable for septic systems.
We have a variety of resources we can draw on to help potential home buyers and landowners make the best land use decisions for their property, and prevent these problems from happening.
DCSWCD is available to help communities and private landowners review development site plans to ensure that proper erosion and sediment controls are in place. Not only will this help to reduce the potential for non point source pollution, but it may also help the developer by making sure the engineering behind the plan is sound. The District has on staff a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) and a CPESC in training to assist you with these needs.
- Soil maps and survey guides for sale or review
See our Publications page for more information
- USGS topographic quads
Topo quads are available to buy or review. You can purchase quads for $5.50 each. If mailed, a shipping and handling charge will apply.