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Download the City Limits (SHP file).This free data download is in a .zip file format for easy download.

Content Citation

Title of Content: City Limits
Type of Content: Data set
Content Publisher: Kari Secrest, GIS Analyst II
Publication Place: Skagit County GIS

Content Description

Content Summary: The City Limits data set is intended to depict all incorporated areas within Skagit County as records held by the Skagit County Auditor’s Office currently describe them. Whenever possible, the city limits line work is rectified to Skagit County's cadastral data set(s).

Content Purpose: The Skagit County City Limits data set was developed to provide county employees and the public a view of the incorporated area boundaries within Skagit County.

Supplemental Information: City Limit map amendments are typically initiated after the County receives notice from the Boundary Review Board (BRB).

Spatial Data Information

Data Type: Vector polygon
Data Format: ArcGIS E00
Data Projection: State Plane, Washington State, North Zone 5601 North American Datum of 1983-86

Access and Usage Information

Access Constraints: Data is free via our ftp server but must be used in accordance with our Data Use and Legal Responsibility form.

Use Constraints: This data set is a representation of the known incorporated boundaries within Skagit County as of the publication date. They do not contain property-specific information relating to ownership, actual or intended use, special development conditions, special district overlays, or pending changes in designation.

Printing, copying, or transferring these files by anyone other than Skagit County Geographic Information Services (GIS) may result in errors or inadvertent changes beyond the control of Skagit County GIS. Printed material from these files, other than those produced by Skagit County GIS, may not be an accurate statement of current law. Therefore, Skagit County disclaims any warranty of merchantability or warranty of fitness of electronic files for any particular purpose, either express or implied. No representation or warranty is made concerning the accuracy, currency, completeness, or quality of any electronic file. Any user of an electronic file assumes all responsibility for use thereof, and further agrees to hold Skagit County harmless from and against any damage, loss, or liability arising from any such use.

Our digital data is copied to our ftp server every day so that you can be assured of getting the most current information. However, digital data updates may only occur periodically so be sure to check the publication date in the metadata. Printed copies of these maps are produced by Skagit County GIS and are available for review or purchase via the Skagit County GIS web site (see Map Gallery for viewing PDF files or Order a Printed Map for hard copy purchase). You can view City map here. Questions or concerns relating to this data set may be directed to A full set of FGDC compliant metadata is available here.