County GIS & County Annex Building
223 South 6th Street
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday - Friday

Phone Numbers

Office: 712.328.4885
Fax: 712.328.4750

What is GIS?

In a nutshell, GIS is drawing points (fire hydrants, road signs), lines (roads, rivers), and polygons (property lines, buildings) in a geographic environment.  Valuable data is then attached to those drawings (owner name, address, valuations, etc).  Then, drawings, or layers, are pulled together to form a map.  Finally, you can ask important questions of the map.  For example, “how many houses are in the Indian Creek flood zone and what is the total assessed valuation of those houses?”  If this technology intrigues you, learn more about the field of GIS at this link.

What does Pottawattamie County GIS do?

Our primary function is to maintain the property lines for all properties owned in the county.  We assign a parcel number to each property.  Along with property lines there are hosts of other layers of data we maintain: lots, subdivisions, dimensions, roads, jurisdictions, environmental features, etc…  To see the list of layers we maintain click here.

It is not enough to simply draw the features.  They have to be delivered to you the user in a logical, easy-to-use application with tools that utilize the value of the geographic data.  These applications are available here.

What services do we provide?

  • Free data
  • Analysis
  • Mailing Labels
  • Maps for any location, at any size
  • Data development
  • Web applications

In the Spotlight

images New Tax Site!

The County has implemented a powerful tool which takes advantage of the vast database records.  The Tax Website allows you to view detailed tax history for your property.  Use the Property Search Tool (Tax Tab) found on this page or click here.



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County Annual Tax Sale

The 2014 annual tax sale will be held by the Pottawattamie County Treasurer on Monday, June 16, 2014. This year the sale will be at The Mid-America Center. It is located at One Arena Way, Council Bluffs, Iowa (www.midamericacenter.com for directions).

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Pottawattamie County Emergency Notification System

The Alert Iowa system serves all residents within Pottawattamie County and it's Communities.

The Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Agency has implemented The Alert Iowa system, a high-speed notification solution and Weather Warning service. This no-charge service is available to businesses.

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(712) 328-5600