Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
The GIS office is responsible for the planning, design, implementation, maintenance, and technical support of the County’s GIS. It is also responsible for the development and maintenance of all 911 addressing data.
Aitkin County's interactive web mapping service provides the ability to search, view and print a wide variety of geographic data including parcels, roads, aerial photography, elevation data, and much more. The system is used to locate and identify land features in Aitkin County for reference purposes only and is not to be construed or used as a legal description. The physical location of features in a GIS is approximate and does not replace land survey information. The user accepts the data ‘as is’ and assumes all risks associated with its use.
County wide 911 addressing has been in place since 2000. An address is needed for all habitable structures. If you are in the process of constructing or moving any type of temporary, seasonal, or year-round residential structure you will need an address for many reasons:
• In the event you need to call for emergency services the 911 address will allow emergency responders to find you quickly.
• Utility companies require a physical address.
• The United States Post Office has adopted our addressing system for mail delivery.
• UPS, FedEx and other delivery companies use it for deliveries.
• Mortgages, insurance companies, well installers, and many other businesses now require a physical address.
To be assigned an address you need to complete a 911 Address Application. The process generally takes 2-3 weeks to complete, so please plan ahead.