Parcel Lookup Tool Help

1- Generate Reports: This functionality provides users with the ability to search the county by parcel, city, zip code, council district, supervisorial district, CPA-City, CPA-County, and places of interest in San Diego. The parcel search allows users to generate a report with detailed parcel information.

2- Parcel Search Functionality: Another way to access detailed parcel information is by using the search tool to serach by parcel, city, zip code, council district, supervisor district, Community Planning Area, or by popular San Diego locations.

3- Export parcel information to table: Additional functionality includes the ability to visualize several key layers, including parcel polygons, census tracts, community planning areas (CPA's), districts, ecology, existing landuse, and planned landuse. Users can also export information using tables, geodatabases, shapefiles, AutoCAD, microstation, and can print to PDF.

4- Export parcel features or print: You can also export parcel features by as a shapefile, a file geodatabase, AutoCAD file, or Bentley Microstation Design file.

5- Additional Functionality: Layers allow users to add more contextual detail to their maps.

Generate Reports (top)

There are several ways to view parcel information in the Parcel Lookup Tool.

Zoom in to reveal parcel polygons:
Use your mouse or the zoom tool in the upper left hand corner to zoom in/out.

Overview Map Tool

View parcel boundaries with APN labels:
Zoom in to the street level in the area of interest. Once the parcels are visible they can be selected.

Overview Map Tool

Click on parcel for parcel information pop-up:
The pop-up provides a summary for the selected parcel.


Search Tool dropdown

Access the Parcel Report:
For more detailed information on the selected parcel, click on 'Parcel Report'.


Search Tool dropdown

Dynamic Parcel Report:

The Parcel Lookup Tool generates a full report on the selected parcel on-the-fly.

Parcel Search Functionality (top)

The Parcel lookup tool allows you to search for individual parcels and generate reports.

Search Tool: This tool provides the user the ability to query layers and zoom to the selected features. The search tool has an auto-suggest functionality which provides search results as the user starts typing.

Overview Map Tool

Search Tool dropdown: Is an interactive layer display and legend tool where users can refine their search by selecting one of the thematic categories.

Search Tool dropdown

Parcel Search:

Another way to access a parcel report is via the search tool.


Parcel Search

Parcel Search:

Once the parcel is located in the database, the map will zoom to the selected location and a popup will display the APN and address of the parcel. Click on the Parcel Report link to view more details.

Parcel Search

Export Parcel Table:

Use the Export Parcel Table tool to download a table with detailed information for a selected group of parcels. With this tool users can select single or groups of parcels, or clear and refine the selection until the user achieves the desried results.

Parcel Report

Export Parcel Table:

The selected parcels will appear in the data grid. Click the Save button to export the selection to a CSV file.

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Export Parcel Features:

With the Export Parcel Features tool, users can select a group of parcels by drawing a polygon around the area of interest. Begin the selection with a single-click, enter vertices around the area of interest, and complete the selection with a double-click. To refine the selection, clear the selection to repeat the process.

Parcel Search

Export Parcel Features:

Users have the option to save parcel features in a number of different formats including shapefile, file geodatabase, AutoCAD DXF or DWG, or Microstation DGN. Use the dropdown menu to choose the desired output file format.

Parcel Report

Export Parcel Features:

Once the desired group of parcels and output format have been selected, click on the "Export Parcel Features" buton to begin the feature extraction and download process.

Parcel Search

Print Map:

With the Print Map tool, users have the ability to print PDF maps in various sizes or print the map image only.

Parcel Report

Search by City

The search tool also allows you to search by city.


Parcel Report

Search by Zip Code and other geographic boundaries.

Users can search by zip code, council district, supervisorial district, community planning areas, and San Diego places of interest.

Parcel Report

Layers Toolbar:

The Layers toolbar allows users to view additional geographic information by toggling on and off layers from several thematic categories, as well as adjust layer transparency.

Parcel Search

Available Layers:

Examples of additional layers include census boundaries, community planning areas, various district boundaries, flood plains, soils, geology, vegetation and existing and planned land use.


Parcel Report