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To go to the Rutherford County GIS website click here.

To go to the Land Records Search website click here. 

Tutorial Videos for the new GIS website

  1. Windows and Layout
  2. Main Toolbar Part One
  3. Main Toolbar Part Two
  4. Search Windows
  5. Themes, Layers and Links


Rutherford County Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Data Distribution Disclaimer

The County of Rutherford acquires, develops, maintains and uses GIS data in support of its internal business functions and for the public services it provides. The GIS data which Rutherford County distributes and to which it provides access, may not be suitable for other purposes or uses. It is the user’s responsibility to verify any information derived from the GIS data before making any decisions or taking any actions based on the information.

Rutherford County shall not be held liable for any errors in the GIS data. This includes errors of omission, commission, errors concerning the content of the data, and relative and positional accuracy of the data. Source information used for this data may have been collected at different scales, times or definitions, resulting in inconsistencies among features represented together on this map. In no event shall Rutherford County become liable to users of these data, or any other party, for any loss or direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages, including but not limited to time, money or goodwill, arising from the use or modification of the data.

The Geographic Information System (GIS) Data made available on the GIS website does not represent legally recorded maps or surveys and is not intended to be used as such. The information contained in GIS data is dynamic and constantly changes over time. This data is not better than the original sources from which they were derived. GIS data should not be used for navigational, tracking or any other purpose requiring exact measurement of distance or direction or precision in the depiction of geographic features.  Nor should it be used for making financial or any other commitments. The maps/data provided herein are for illustration purposes only and are not suitable for site-specific decision making.  Parcel data was prepared for the visual representation of real property found within Rutherford County, and is not necessarily accurate by surveying standards. If absolute accuracy and detail is required, the deeds, plats and other related records on file should be consulted. Parcel ownership lines are for taxing purposes only and are not intended for conveyance.

This data has been developed using public funds. It is therefore in the public domain. Users agree that they will not sell this data; neither will they sell or share their access to this data.

As a condition of providing access to electronic GIS data, Rutherford County reserves the right to require that the user agree in writing that the data will not be resold or otherwise used for trade or commercial purposes pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. §132.10.


Rutherford County GIS/Land Records Department

The GIS/Land Records Department utilizes computer technology, orthophotography, and land records to update and maintain the County’s property records. This collection of base maps, land features and values are used to compile our geographic information system (GIS). 

In addition to maintaining data, the GIS staff is also available to make custom maps or distribute digital data, to the general public, contractors or other county departments. For more information the GIS Department may be contacted at (828) 287-6000 opt 6. You may also visit our office located in the back of the Courthouse. It is best to call for an appointment. We are located at 229 N. Main Street, Suite A100-A101 in Rutherfordton, NC.


For questions concerning property transfers and estate transfers please call: 828-287-6189

For questions concerning property E911 Addresses call 828-287-6366

Email GIS Coordinator to request digital data.


Availability: Requests can be made by phone or in person Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm except holidays. All efforts will be made to provide the requested information within 10 working days. 

Cost for services provided:


GIS Produced Aerial Maps Cost
GIS 8 1/2 x 11 (Size A) $2.00
GIS 11 x 17 (Size B) $4.00
GIS 17 x 22 (Size C) $10.00
GIS 22 x 34 (Size D) $15.00
GIS 34 x 44 (Size E) $20.00
Half Price without Aerials


Plats Copies (18’ x 24’) $2.00
Xerox copies - letter, legal or ledger size $0.15 each