W. Michael Ward - Division Head
555 Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901
(302) 744-2417 Fax: (302) 736-2128
Office Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Mon. - Fri.
Kent County Geographic Information System's Mission is to provide computer generated maps and information regarding tax parcels and other geo-referenced information, aerial photography, 911 Addressing, to Kent County officials & the general public. This information can be displayed either electronically or in hard copy form.
Kent County is experiencing a great deal of growth, and appears the growth will continue for at least a while longer as evidenced by the number of developments being processed through the office. There have been several plans for retirement communities that are under review or recorded. The acreage of land dedicated to subdivisions from 1990 to current has greatly increased. KentCounty currently has more than 75,000 parcels inclusive of those within the 20 incorporated municipalities.
Kent County's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) section utilizes tools such as the ESRI product ArcGIS Desktop. The tool allows for in depth analysis of properties within the county for Planning purposes.
The tool is growing in popularity being utilized in many areas. The Department of Education uses the tool for planning school locations, bus routes, and in use with the alignment of school district boundaries throughout the County which was completed on December 20, 2007. All school districts; Caesar Rodney, Capital, Lake Forest, Milford, Smyrna and Woodbridge had boundaries realigned. Further it is being utilized in the office for the What was once done by hand is now done on the computer. Kent County plans on expanding this tool in the use for Assessment of properties; 911 Addressing for the upcoming E-911 (Enhanced 911 Addressing) for Emergency Services and more.