Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

GIS Mapping Website

In order to access the online GIS and tax assessment website, click on the Tax Records Search link on the left. Tax assessment data and GIS map data (shapefiles) are available for download by clicking on the links in the Data File section below. 

File Type(s) & GIS Information

All GIS data is provided in ESRI shapefile format compressed into a zip files (NAD 1983 HARN State Plane). This data is made available without charge for download. Any special data requests may involve an additional charge.

Due to the large size of the images, digital orthophotography is not available for download. Please contact Halifax County GIS for more information on how to acquire this data. Other mapping layers may be made available on this site in the future.

Downloading Disclaimer

Downloading Disclaimer

Downloading Halifax County GIS data from this web page indicates acceptance of the following disclaimer.

 Halifax County cadastral data is prepared for the inventory of real property found within this jurisdiction and is compiled from recorded deeds, plats, and other public records and data. Users of this data are hereby notified that the aforementioned public primary information sources should be consulted for verification of the legal responsibility for the information contained in the data or any inappropriate use thereof. Non-cadastral data made available on this site is compiled for the use of Halifax County personnel for various purposes. The data is placed here for informational purposes only. Halifax County assumes no legal responsibility for the information contained in the data or any inappropriate use thereof.

Data Files

The Halifax_GIS_Data (ZIP) file includes several shapefiles which are most often requested. Every effort will be made to update this file on a regular basis and additional shapefiles may be added in the future. Please contact the Halifax County Tax Department at taxhelp@halifaxnc.com with questions. 

  • citylim – polygon shapefile of municipal boundaries maintained by Halifax County staff 
  • cline – line shapefile of road centerlines maintained by Halifax County staff 
  • contours_02, contours_10 & contours_20 – line shapefiles of 2 foot, 10 foot & 20 foot contours as obtained through the NC Flood Mapping Program; this data is for the general purpose display of elevation data and users should not expect the contours to be exact; the vertical datum used is NAVD 88, but the accuracy of the LIDAR is about 25cm or about 10, however, using two foot contours might be pushing data beyond the intended accuracy (see metadata) 
  • county_boundary – polygon shapefile from CGIA 
  • county_commissioner_districts – polygon shapefile of 3 County Commissioner districts maintained by Halifax County staff (other 3 Commissioners are at-large countywide seats)  
  • esn – polygon shapefile of emergency service number areas maintained by Halifax County staff  (ems, law and fire response) 
  • flood_panels – polygon shapefile of MapFIRMPan from the North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program (see metadata) 
  • flood_zones - polygon shapefile of MapFldHazAr from the North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program (see metadata) 
  • parcels_2021_final_map – polygon shapefile of the final 2021 tax year parcels map joined with tax assessment data maintained by Halifax County staff; see the file “Parcels_tax_data_field_descriptions.xlsx” for more information on the included assessment data 
  • parcels_2021_final_map_only – polygon shapefile of the final 2021 tax year parcels map maintained by Halifax County staff; tax assessment data is not joined 
  • precincts – polygon shapefile of election precincts maintained by Halifax County staff 
  • school_districts – polygon shapefile of tax districts for Halifax County Schools. Roanoke Rapids Graded Schools and Weldon City Schools maintained by Halifax County staff 
  • tax_charge_codes – polygon shapefile of tax district combinations maintained by Halifax County staff; these polygons reflect combinations for municipalities, fire districts and school districts 
  • townships – polygon shapefile of the 12 townships maintained by Halifax County staff 

The Halifax Tax Data (ZIP) file includes data exported from the tax assessment database. This ZIP file contains several files and includes much more data than the limited amount of assessment data joined to the parcel shapefile. An excel file describing the data included in the assessment files is also included in the ZIP file.

For More Information

Please contact Doris Hawkins if you have questions regarding this data.