This website is the result of years of cooperation between the various offices and departments in Black Hawk County. The development of the Geographical Information System has been supported by the Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors, the Black Hawk County Conference Board, elected officials, and department heads as a long term project. In 1994, the Engineer's Office worked with Aerial Services Inc. of Cedar Falls, Iowa to create the aerial photography. In 1999, updated aerial photography for portions of the county was integrated into the county map. Using the 1994 aerials as a base with supporting documentation including deeds, maps, and digital data, the Sidwell Company of St. Charles, Illinois created the digital cadastral map. Also, in 1999 the final product was available to the citizens of Black Hawk County. Staff from the various offices work together to maintain this system. Information from the Assessment and the Tax Administration Systems have been incorporated with this mapping component to enhance its value. Offices throughout the county government use this data and maps daily. Workstations in the Assessor's office and Auditor's Plat Room may be used by the public to access this information.
The next logical step for the county was to provide this information to the public on the web. This was accomplished through a Government Enterprise Economic Development grant as well as a local government grant through ESRI of St. Charles, Missouri. Working together, ESRI and the county have developed this web site using ARC IMS.
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Black Hawk County Data Disclaimer
Black Hawk County, the Black Hawk County Assessor and their employees make every effort to produce and publish the most current and accurate information possible. The maps included in this web site do not represent a survey and are compiled from official records, including plats, surveys, recorded deeds, and contracts, and only contain information required for government purposes. See the recorded documents for more detailed legal information. No warranties, expressed or implied, are provided for the data herein, its use or its interpretation. Black Hawk County, the Black Hawk County Assessor and their employees assume no responsibility for the consequences of inappropriate uses or interpretations of the data. Any person that relies on any information obtained from this site does so at his or her own risk. All critical information should be independently verified.
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In order to improve the appearance of this website it is recommended that the screen resolution be updated to 1024 by 768 pixels. If a lower resolution is used, some of the information included will not be displayed. Make sure that you have the screen maximized to view the entire display. Browser software recommendations are Netscape 4.7 or greater or Internet Explorer 5.0 or greater. Problems have been reported for Foxfire 3.The updated application will work with either Netscape or Internet Explorer for MAC users. The map display will be slower on dial-up lines or slower modems. Performance may be affected during time of peak use for your host server. In some cases, increasing the space available on your hard drive may improve response time. Problems with Lotus Notes browser has been reported with the detailed report portion of this website. Black Hawk County will continue to work to improve performance and enhance this website.
If you are having problems with the print map function please check the pop-up blocker setting. The pop-up blocker must be turned off for this function to work.
If you are having problems using the mapping with Windows 7, please check to see if you have the 64 bit version of that operating system. It will require the 64 bit version of Internet Explorer.
If the map does not display try adjusting the screen resolution. The error message may either mention the envelope or the image is too large.
If you are having problems with the Foxfire browser on a MAC you may want to try Safari instead. This has been reported to resolve an error with displaying the map.
If you are having problems with the Safari browser on a MAC please reset options to the default. This has been reported to resolve an error with displaying the map.
MAC users with the OSX level at 10.6.8 - the website has been tested for both Safari version either 5.1.1 or 5.1.2, FoxFire Version 10.0.2 or Chrome version 17.0.963.56 successfully.
If you have questions about this site concerning assessed values, credits or property characteristics, please e-mail the Black Hawk County Assessor.
If you have questions about this site concerning the calculation of real estate taxes, please e-mail the Black Hawk County Auditor and if you have questions about any outstanding current or delinquent tax installments, please contact the Black Hawk County Treasurer.
If you have questions about this site concerning aerial photography, please e-mail the Black Hawk County Engineer.
If you have questions about this site concerning recorded transfer documents, please e-mail the Black Hawk County Recorder.
Any additional questions or comments about this site, please e-mail the Black Hawk County Webmaster.
Information about the development of the orthophotography and spatial data layers is documented in Black Hawk County GIS Metadata.
Last updated: October 7, 2014