Land Information Division
Our office is located in the
Eau Claire County Courthouse
721 Oxford Ave., Room 3344
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 54703
Office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
Land Records/GIS Grant Programs
The Geographic Information System (GIS) program is designed to support the land information needs of the Planning and Development Department, other county departments, local regional and state municipalities, the State of Wisconsin and the general public through the provision of a variety of land information data electronic files, CD, maps, and interactive intranet and internet web sites. Its purpose and goal is to make county land information data available and accessible to the public, county staff and other local, state and federal agencies.
Real Property Listing
Provides and maintains current ownership and related property details for all real property within the county, except for the City of Eau Claire, as it applies to the yearly assessment and tax cycles. The information is derived from daily recordings at the Register of Deeds Office, which is then applied, to other county programs and the private sector. Assessors, Wis. Dept of Revenue, Municipal Clerks and County Treasurer determine property taxes utilizing this real estate data.
Pubic Land Survey System (PLSS) & Maintenance (Resurvey Project)
The PLSS was devised for the describing and marking of land. It is the basis for the description and location of real estate land in Wisconsin. It provides a basis for a clear unambiguous title to land together with the physical means by which that title can be related and transferred. Eau Claire County was originally laid out from 1846 to 1853. Since then it's been the responsibility of the County Surveyor to preserve and perpetuate the location of the corners. Today, Eau Claire County continues to do the vitally important task of guarding, perpetuating and preserving these corner locations, which are so essential in accurately laying out the boundaries of individual properties.
Aerial Photography Program
Providing up to date aerial photography assures that Eau Claire County continues its development and daily maintenance of its accurate tax parcel-mapping program.
The aerial photographs are the foundation for the delineation of physical attributes such as rivers, wetlands and rural roadways. The photographs are used and requested daily by various county staff along with many in the private sector. The end product is an extremely useful and beneficial tool for all parties that use them.
Parcel mapping is the accurate graphical representation of all real estate throughout the County, except for the City of Eau Claire. The graphical representation is based off of the real estate documents that get recorded daily in the Register of Deeds Office. Mapping also includes the gathering of physical attributes such as rivers, wetlands and rural roadways from the County's aerial photographs. Local assessors use these maps to help determine assessment values that are the basis for the establishment of property taxes. The parcel maps are used daily by numerous individuals and entities for such items as ownership, access, wetlands and water issues .
Land Information Officer
The Land Information Officer the County's representative with the Wisconsin Land Information Program (WLIP). The WLIP provides financial and technical support to local governments for land records modernization efforts. The Land Information Officer oversees the preparation of guidelines used to coordinate the modernization of land records and land information; manages grant programs, and; participates in the development of countywide plans for land records modernization. The ultimate goal is a fully automated Land Information System that provides the public with easy access to public land information.