The Tax Maps or Cadastral Maps are primarily used in the assessment process of real estate or real property. These maps are used as a comprehensive register of all property in Madison County and show ownership boundaries, lot numbers, street names, acreage, dimensions and parcel identification numbers (PIN). The PIN is used to uniquely identify every parcel of land (over 135,000 in Madison County). These numbers are issued by Maps and Plats to ensure duplication does not occur and also to maintain a history of each parcel division.
These maps are maintained on a daily basis using ArcGIS software and are modified due to property divisions, new subdivision plats, annexations, de-annexations and street vacations/dedications. Property Tax bills are generated each year based on the parcel configuration on January 1st of the previous year. They are available for viewing in our office and are also preserved on a DVD and FLASH DRIVE and available for purchase on an annual basis. The cost is $100 for the first copy, then $25 for each additional copy. Aerial photography is also available from circa 1956, 1968, 1972, 1983, 1992, 1995, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015& 2019. See Aerial Photography for more information.
Note: Our office only accepts cash or check for payment.