Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a computer system capable of creating, storing, managing, analyzing, and displaying geographically referenced information. GIS allows us to visualize and interpret geographic data in the form of static maps, interactive maps, reports, and graphs.
GIS is a mapping technology that has intelligent data behind the map features displayed on the map. For example, parcel boundaries are tied to the county database that contains detailed taxpayer and property/structure information. By simply clicking within the parcel lines, the GIS user can find information such as taxpayer name, the value of home and buildings on the parcel, when the parcel was last sold, and much more. The GIS can also be linked to photos of buildings, surveys, property legal descriptions, and aerial views of the parcel. The information that can be created within a GIS database and tied to real-world features is virtually limitless, which makes this a very powerful tool.
GIS helps the St Lucie County resident have access to information that affects your life and helps you make decisions. By making the County's maps and data easily accessible on-line, residents and businesses have access to a wealth of information to help better understand the County they live and conduct business in. The map-centric view-ability of GIS enables residents to easily locate relevant information (e.g. parcel and zoning information, bus routes, bike trails, parks, waterways, etc.). A properly built and managed GIS can answer a multitude of questions such as:
Where is the nearest hospital to my location?
How many parks are within two miles of my house?
Where should I open my store to minimize competition?
Is this street private or public? Who owns this property?
What’s the closest Elementary school to me?
Does this property have access to water and sewer?
How far is my house to the closest fire station?
As you can see, GIS is a very powerful tool that can be used to answer many questions.
GIS allows decision makers and residents to visualize complex information. It helps build understanding and consensus between government and residents on issues that confront the community. GIS also allows the County Government to operate more efficiently. Improved efficiency means better services at a lower cost to you, the tax-payer.
What software does the GIS division use?
The St Lucie County GIS Division uses the ESRI line of products along with an Enterprise GIS including ArcGIS 10.2, ArcSDE 9.2, ArcIMS 9.2 and Arc Server. All of the County's GIS data is maintained in ArcSDE on top of an SQL Server. GIS users throughout St Lucie County are accessing our GIS data through ArcMap, ArcReader, ArcView, and Arc Server.
How can I download geographic data?
Please visit our Data Download page for free access to available data and instructions for download.
If you are looking for additional information, please email us.
We will do our best to fulfill your request.
What maps does St Lucie County provide?
The St Lucie County Geoportal links to dozens of interactive mapping applications to serve the various needs of our county residents and other members of the public. These applications are great for viewing and investigating land use policy, zoning, subdivision activity, parks & recreation, aerial imagery, and other geo-spatial data. These applications allow the user to manipulate maps in various ways and save map extents to Portable Data Format (PDF), which can then be printed.
More traditional (static) map products can be found in the Map Gallery.
Why do I need an address?
Addresses are essential to the E911 system as they are vital for rapid response in case of an emergency. Addresses are required for accurate mail delivery. With exception to 'guest houses', any structure that has power, water, septic, or requires a permit should have a unique address.
Where do I get an address?
Our GIS department assigns addresses in the County’s unincorporated areas based on the guidelines of the Addressing and Road Naming Ordinances. Any structure that has power, water, septic, or requires a permit should have a unique address assignment. Each municipality of St Lucie County (Fort Pierce, Port St Lucie, and St Lucie Village) assigns addresses within their boundaries.
Addresses for County property are assigned during the permitting process and can be obtained at our main office located on the 2nd floor of the Civic Center complex at 2300 Virginia Avenue in Ft. Pierce. Business hours are between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. (772) 462-1553
Address & Hours: We are located within the Planning & Development Department on the 2nd floor of the The Board of County Commissioners offices at: 2300 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, Florida 34982. Need directions? Try Google Maps. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8AM – 5PM