Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Division
The following maps and information are now available:
- Zoning Map - This is a frequently requested map that shows current zoning designations, subdivision boundaries, road right-of-ways and Lot/Parcel Numbers. This map complements the City of Cortez Land Use Code which is now on-line
- City of Cortez Area of Influence - This maps shows the City's 3 mile "Area of Influence" buffer as well as road and land ownership designations throughout Montezuma County.
- Montezuma County Land Database System - Contains property information such as land use permits, septic permits and exemptions. The most current ownership and tax information can be found in the Assessors Office parcel information system.
Note: These maps are typically 1-4 megabytes to download - A high speed Internet connection is recommended.
The City's GIS program maintains a complete set of geospatial data (planimetrics) both within the City limits and up to a mile beyond the City limits. The data is in the Colorado State Plane South-NAD 83 coordinate system and is stored in the ESRI Geodatabase format.
There are 17 layers of feature information including buildings, street edge-of-pavement, street centerlines, 2' contours, property parcels, fiber optic lines, waterlines and fire hydrants.
We also maintain a complete set of color digital orthography. In April 2005, a new aerial photography flight was completed at 1" = 100' and 1" = 400'. The aerial photography matchs the planimetrics so they can be overlaid on the photography.
Paper maps are available for purchase at any scale and any size up to 42" x 60" and are priced accordingly. These can be customized to meet the customer's needs. Data is also available for purchase in digital format. The following maps are available: City Streets, Master Streets Plan, Zoning, Subdivision, Zoning/Subdivision, and Parcels. These maps can be purchased at the City Service Center, Public Works Department, 110 West Progress Circle.
For more information contact the GIS Coordinator by calling the City Service Center at 970.565.7320.
Disclaimer: This information is a product of the City of Cortez Geographic Information System, and is prepared for presentation purposes only. The City of Cortez does not warrant, guarantee or accept any liability for the accuracy, precision or completeness of any information contained herein or for any inferences made therefrom. Any use made of this information is solely at your own risk; the City of Cortez makes no warranty, express or implied, and any statement by any employee of the City of Cortez or agents thereof to the contrary is void and null. The information shall not be resold, replicated or redistributed, in any manner other than print, to any other person, company or agency, without the express written consent of the City of Cortez, Public Works Department, Geographic Information Systems Division.