The Search Toolbar

The Search Toolbar is used to locate map features based on predefined search criteria.   Parcels may be located using owner name, address, or taxkey, while features in other layers may be located using a variety of available searches.   To learn more about how search results are displayed, visit the Results and Reports page.

The following tools are available (click on a tool icon in the toolbar below to learn about the tool):

Search for Parcels by Owner Dialogue Box
The Owner Search tool locates parcels by property owner's name.

Type the property owner's name into the Owner Name box of the Owner Search dialogue box.   As you type, a drop-down list of owner names that are similar to your search string is populated.   Select the owner name that you seek and click “Search” when finished.   Search results will be selected from the Tax Parcels layer and displayed in the Selection Results window, along with options for viewing and exporting data.

Owner Search Dialogue Box

Search for Parcels by Address
This tool locates parcels by property address.

Beginning with house number, type the property's address into the Address box of the Address Search dialogue box.   As you type, a drop-down list of addresses that match your search string is populated.   Click “Search” when finished.   Search results will be selected from the Tax Parcels layer and displayed in the Selection Results window, along with options for viewing and exporting data.

Address Search Dialogue Box

Search for Parcels by Taxkey
A taxkey is a unique identifier assigned to parcels for local governmental administrative purposes. This tool locates parcels by taxkey.

For this search, a taxkey will be either a 7- or a 10-digit number, entered without dashes.   As you type, a drop-down list of taxkeys that match your search string is populated.   Click “Search” when finished.   Search results will be selected from the Tax Parcels layer and displayed in the Selection Results window, along with options for viewing and exporting data.

Taxkey Search

Search Administrative Layers by Attributes
This tool locates features related to Milwaukee County administrative entities, such as supervisory districts and school districts.

In the dialogue box that appears after clicking the tool, choose the layer of interest from the drop-down list:

Administrative Layers Search Dialogue

After a layer is selected, another drop-down list appears with available attributes from which specific values may be chosen.   For school districts, one attribute (DISTRICT) is presented, along with a drop-down list to the right that includes all available school districts by name.   When the supervisory districts layer is chosen, two attributes are presented from which specific values are selected: 1) “DISTRICT” with a list of supervisory district numbers (in the example below), and 2) “SUPERVISOR” with a list of the names of each Milwaukee County supervisor.

After a school district name, supervisory district number, or supervisory district name is chosen, click the "Execute" button.   Search results are displayed in the Selection Results window, along with options for viewing and exporting data.

School District Search

Supervisory District Searches

 

Search Cadastral Layers by Attributes
This tool locates features associated with the Cadastral folder's condominium and subdivision layers.

In the dialogue box that appears, choose the layer of interest from the drop-down list:

Cadastral Layers Search Dialogue

After a layer is chosen, another drop-down list appears with available attributes by which specific values may be chosen.   Currently, the “NAME” attribute is available for each of the searchable cadastral layers.   Choose a condo or subdivision name, and click the "Execute" button.   Search results are displayed in the Selection Results window, along with options for viewing and exporting data.

Subdivision Name Search Dialogue (Condo name searches are similar)

Search Regulatory Layers by Attributes
This tool locates features from layers in the Regulatory layer list folder.   Currently, land use features and draft floodplain mapping areas may be located using this tool.

Regulatory Layers Search Dialogue

Search Map Folder Layers by Attributes
This tool locates features associated with general reference map layers.   Currently, features within the county parks, landmarks, and PLSS (Public Land Survey System) grid layers may be located using the tool.

In the dialogue box that appears, choose the layer of interest from the drop-down list:

Map Layers Search Dialogue

After a layer is chosen, another drop-down list appears with available attributes from which specific values may be chosen.   Currently, the “NAME” attribute is available for the county parks and landmarks layers, while “QuarterSectionID” is the attribute by which features in the PLSS Grid layer may be chosen.   Choose a park, landmark, or quarter section, and click the "Execute" button.   Search results are displayed in the Selection Results window, along with options for viewing and exporting data.

Park Name Search Dialogue (Landmark and Quarter Section searches are similar)

Search for CSM
The CSM Search tool locates an area covered by a CSM (Certified Survey Map) using the number under which the CSM was recorded.

Type the CSM number into the "CSM Number" box of the "Search for CSM" dialogue box.   As you type, a drop-down list of CSM numbers that are similar to your search string is populated.   Select the CSM number that you seek and click “Search” when finished.   The Summary Report will open to provide information about the CSM, along with options for working with the CSM.   Click "Zoom to Feature" to zoom to the CSM's location on the map.

Search for CSM Dialogue

Once a CSM is located on the map, a CSM document (in PDF format) may be viewed and downloaded.   For more about accessing CSM documents, click here.

Custom Parcel Query
This tool allows users to locate parcels through a custom search string based on attributes other than parcel owner, address, and taxkey, built with user-specified search criteria and operators.

From the drop-down lists in the dialogue box that appears after choosing the tool (below), choose a parcel attribute on which the search will be based, then choose the desired search criteria.

If the search string requires a user-specified value (example: "LAND VALUE > 100000"), enter the value in the box on the far right.   If the search string does not require a user-specified value (example: "MUNICIPALITY = Franklin"), the box on the far right will change to a drop-down list that is populated with available values.

More sophisticated searches may be constructed by joining multiple individual search strings together to expand searches (example: "MUNICIPALITY = Franklin Or MUNICIPALITY = Shorewood") or to refine searches (example: "LAND VALUE > 100000 And IMPROVED VALUE < 500000").   Click " Add" to create additional search strings.   Join search strings together using the available "And" and "Or" conjunctions.

Cadastral Layers Search Dialogue

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