This layer contains available New Jersey statewide parcels or parcel groups greater than 35 acres in size selected by their affiliation with solid waste landfill sites. This data will provide basic information regarding property location and ID for parcels, or groups of parcels based upon the above critieria.
Important information concerning parcel data in New Jersey:
The feature class retains the selected attributes from the updated statewide Municipality boundary data and selected attributes from MODIV tabular information received from the counties. This combined layer gives users the ability to have not only basic block and lot data from the parcels, but county and municipality identifiers from the Municipality layer and block/lot ownership data from the MODIV. Please note that attempts will be made to keep the data current, but users should be made aware that more updated information may reside directly with the counties. Any question as to the currentness of the data should be confirmed with the associated county entity.
The statewide composite of parcels (cadastral) data for New Jersey was developed during a Parcels Normalization Project in 2009 by the New Jersey Office of Information Technology, Office of GIS (OGIS). The normalized parcels data are compatible with the New Jersey Department of Treasury Property Assessment Management System (PAMS) in development, and the MOD IV system currently used by Tax Assessors. Parcels data in New Jersey currently exist countywide for 19 of 21 counties, and for 8 additional municipalities.
This (nearly) statewide composite of parcels data will serve as one of New Jersey's framework GIS data sets. Stewardship and maintenance of the data will continue to be the purview of county and municipal governments, but the statewide composite will be maintained by OGIS.
Normalization of the parcels data utilized 2008 statewide municipal boundaries data, provided by OGIS, as the spatial framework within which to align the parcel data. The resulting, normalized parcels data accurately and correctly edgematch at and across municipal boundaries. Improvements to the municipal boundaries data were made during this process. New municipal, county and state boundaries data sets will be released by OGIS once all parcels data have been normalized.
Parcel attributes were normalized to a standard structure, specified in the New Jersey GIS Parcel Mapping Standard, to store parcel information and provide a PIN (parcel identification number) field common to the PIN stored in the PAMS database. The standard is available for viewing and download at <http://njgin.nj.gov/NJParcelStandards/NJGISParcelMappingStandard.pdf>.
When complete, 19 countywide and 8 municipal parcel data sets will be available for download from the New Jersey Geographic Information Network (NJGIN) web site download page at https://njgin.state.nj.us/NJ_NJGINExplorer/DataDownloads.jsp.
Please note that these parcel data sets are not intended for use as tax maps. They are intended to provide reasonable representations of parcel boundaries for planning and other purposes.
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)
Data Distribution Agreement
I. Description of Data to be Provided.
The data provided herein are distributed subject to the following conditions and restrictions:
SUBJECT DATA LAYERS
For all data contained herein, NJDEP makes no representations of any kind, including, but not limited to, the warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use, nor are any such warranties to be implied with respect to the digital data layers furnished hereunder. NJDEP assumes no responsibility to maintain them in any manner or form.
II. Terms of Agreement
1. Digital data received from the NJDEP are to be used solely for internal purposes in the conduct of daily affairs.
2. The data are provided, as is, without warranty of any kind and the user is responsible for understanding the accuracy limitations of all digital data layers provided herein, as documented in the accompanying cross-reference files (see SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION). Any reproduction or manipulation of the above data must ensure that the coordinate reference system remains intact.
3. Digital data received from the NJDEP may not be reproduced or redistributed for use by anyone without first obtaining written permission from the NJDEP. This clause is not intended to restrict distribution of printed mapped information produced from the digital data.
4. Any maps, publications, reports, or other documents produced as a result of this project that utilize NJDEP digital data will credit the NJDEP's Geographic Information System (GIS) as the source of the data with the following credit/disclaimer:
"This (map/publication/report) was developed using New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Geographic Information System digital data, but this secondary product has not been verified by NJDEP and is not state-authorized."
5. Users shall require any independent contractor, hired to undertake work that will utilize digital data obtained from the NJDEP, to agree not to use, reproduce, or redistribute NJDEP GIS data for any purpose other than the specified contractual work. All copies of NJDEP GIS data utilized by an independent contractor will be required to be returned to the original user at the close of such contractual work.
Users hereby agree to abide by the use and reproduction conditions specified above and agree to hold any independent contractor to the same terms. By using data provided herein, the user acknowledges that terms and conditions have been read and that the user is bound by these criteria.
Original Source Parcel Data Use Constraints: The data sets that make up the statewide composite of parcels data are not survey documents and should not be used as such. The spatial data (polygons) do not represent legal boundaries.
For all data contained herein, New Jersey Office of Information Technology, Office of Geographic Information Systems makes no representations of any kind, including, but not limited to, the warranties of merchantability or fitness of the data sets that make up the statewide composite of parcels data for a particular use, nor are any such warranties to be implied with respect to the digital data sets furnished hereunder. New Jersey Office of Information Technology, Office of Geographic Information Systems assumes no responsibility to maintain them in any manner or form.
No information has been provided about topological checks of the edgematched data.
As of December 10 2009, the following areas are missing, but are in process with expected delivery and incorporation by Dec 31, 2009:
Sussex County Morris County
The following areas are missing, with no known data source: Essex County except for Newark
Middlesex County except for the following municipalities: Piscataway, Woodbridge, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, East Brunswick, South Brunswick.
Note: Some older NJDEP data may not contain .prj files due to distribution procedures at that time. If download does not contain a .prj, please download from:
Please rename .prj to the name of the downloadable filename. (for example: If Head of Tides filename is HOT.shp, please rename .prj to HOT.prj). This allows ESRI software to recognize the projection information.