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Office of GIS

Maps & Mapping Services

The Office of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provides geographically based information to residents, other governmental units and County staff.

The Office of GIS is primary source for geographic information for Dakota County. It provides finished maps and raw data to the public; mapping, analysis and programming services to county departments; and assistance to city and township governments.

The Office of GIS is located on the third floor of the Western Service Center in Apple Valley and open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The office is closed on all federal holidays.

If you have any questions, you can email the department at

Public access terminals
Public access computer terminals are available to residents at the Western Service Center for use during regular business hours.


  • Main atrium: Two terminals with Dakota County Property Information online
  • Physical Development Division offices (third floor): One terminal with applications for viewing map products offered for sale, Dakota County Property Information Online. Low-quality, black-and-white map printing is available (8 1/2" x 11", cost - $2.40 plus tax). Mail label printing is available (cost - $2.40 plus tax).


Last updated: 6/7/2016 10:10 AM