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. Other mapping layers may be made available on this site in the future.

Disclaimers and Terms of Use

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

Halifax County makes no representations or warranties as to the suitability of this information for any particular purpose, and that to the extent you use or implement this information in your own setting, you do so at your own risk. The information provided herewith is solely for the personal use and cannot be sold. In no event will the County of Halifax be held liable for any damages whatsoever, whether direct, consequential, incidental, special, or claim for attorney fees, arising out of the use of or inability to use the information provided herewith. There is no warranty of merchantability or fitness for any purpose. This information may change or be deleted without notice. Maps are for illustrative purposes only.

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

TheHalifax_GIS_Data (ZIP) file includes all of the shapefiles listed below which are those most often requested by the public. Each shapefile set can also be downloaded individually by clicking the appropriate links below.

Every effort will be made to update these files on a regular basis. Additional shapefiles may be added in the future. 

  • citylim – polygon shapefile of municipal boundaries maintained by Halifax County staff (Download Here)
  • cline – line shapefile of road centerlines maintained by Halifax County staff (Download Here)
  • 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 (Download Here)
  • county_commissioner_districts – polygon shapefile of 3 County Commissioner districts maintained by Halifax County staff (other 3 Commissioners are at-large countywide seats) (Download Here)
  • esn – polygon shapefile of emergency service number areas maintained by Halifax County staff  (ems, law and fire response) (Download Here)
  • flood_panels – polygon shapefile of MapFIRMPan from the North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program (see metadata) (Download Here)
  • flood_zones – polygon shapefile of MapFldHazAr from the North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program (see metadata) (Download Here)
  • 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 (Download Here)
  • 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 (Download Here)
  • precincts – polygon shapefile of election precincts maintained by Halifax County staff (Download Here)
  • school_districts – polygon shapefile of tax districts for Halifax County Schools. Roanoke Rapids Graded Schools and Weldon City Schools maintained by Halifax County staff (Download Here)
  • tax_districts – polygon shapefile of tax district combinations maintained by Halifax County staff; these polygons reflect combinations for municipalities, fire districts and school districts (Download Here)
  • townships – polygon shapefile of the 12 townships maintained by Halifax County staff (Download Here)
  • parcels_tax_data_field_descriptions – PDF file describing the property tax assessment data included in the parcels shapefile (Download Here)

 

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 (hawkinsd@halifaxnc.com) if you have questions regarding this data.