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Director: Geoff Almvig

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These data downloads are provided free of charge.

Download the Assessor Tax Parcels (SHP file)
This free data download is in a .zip file format for easy download.
Please note this is a large file (approx. 30MB)

Download the Assessor Parcel Numbers (SHP file)
This free data download is in a .zip file format for easy download.
(approx. 3MB)

Download Assessor Data
Delimited files can be imported into most databases and spreadsheet applications.

Access the Assessor Tax Parcels
(AutoCad DWG Files) from our ftp server.

Content Citation

Title of Content: Skagit County Tax Parcels
Type of Content: Data set
Content Publisher: Skagit County GIS
Publication Place: Skagit County GIS
Publication Date: Updated on a monthly or bimonthly interval (see FGDC metadata below for actual date)

Content Description

Content Summary: The Skagit County Tax Parcels are intended to depict Assessor tax accounts. This data set is available in both ArcGIS and AutoCAD format. The AutoCAD format is considered to be the production tax parcel data set and is updated on a daily basis while the ArcGIS file format was extrapolated from the AutoCAD data set on the publication date noted above. The ArcGIS data set is designed to meet specific Skagit County business needs and is updated as needed. These needs don't require an exact copy or geometric replication of the production AutoCAD data set. Annotation and other related property features are purposely left out of the ArcGIS data set.

Content Purpose: The parcels shown are Assessor tax parcels. They were created for the County Assessor to represent tax segregations. They do not represent "buildable lots". For example, if a parcel is placed in the "open space taxation program", it may be segmented into two pieces. One piece is taxed for "open space" while the other is reserved for "residential" use. This shows up as a parcel with a boundary line separating the different tax designations. The ArcGIS data set contains tax parcel polygons and selected codes for Skagit County in its entirety. Only the parcel identification number (PIN) is included as an attribute. Extensive attribute information from both the Assessor's database and the AutoCAD source data are omitted. This coverage provides an interim source of countywide property polygons suitable for resource level map displays. Map data shown is a representation of the legal description, but does not necessarily give a true geographic location. The accuracy of this data varies and should not be used for precise measurement or calculations.

Supplemental Information: This data set does not contain database attributes relating to property ownership, actual or intended use, special development conditions, special district overlays, or pending changes in designation. For a fee, you can obtain a digital copy of the Assessor Database directly from the Skagit County Assessor Office. This may be helpful if you want to join the ArcGIS Tax Parcel data set with the Assessor Database.

Spatial Data Information

Data Type: Vector polygon
Data Format: ERSI Shape file and AutoCad DWG file formats
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: The dataset is a representation of the Skagit County Commissioner District Map 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. You can view the Assessor Parcel (CAD format) maps via our "Interactive County Map Viewer". The Assessor maps are updated every night, therefore, you will always be looking at the previous days changes.
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). Questions or concerns relating to this data set may be directed to A full set of FGDC compliant metadata is available here.