Geographical Information Systems-GIS
The Harney County GIS Program has been in place since 1999 when the Tax Lot Layer was digitized and brought into ArcInfo. The County worked closely with the BLM in our efforts to kick start this program. A joint MOU provides for the BLM and County to share data back and forth and makes both programs more complete.
Bryce Mertz, GIS Coordinator
360 N. Alvord
Burns, OR 97720
Brett Thomas, GIS/Building Program Tech
** Public Notice**
Harney County Planning Department & Maps/GIS Public Notice (RE: COVID-19)
Effective 3/18/2020 (Until further notice)
Walk-in service is temporarily closed for the Planning Department. Please call or email Staff for all inquiries and communication. Staff will be regularly checking email and phone message. If in-person communication is required to provide certain services this will be limited to appointment only and at the discretion of our Personnel. At this time our office will be staffed from 8:30-5:00pm, however we are staggering our employee hours to limit exposure possibilities. These are frustrating times for sure, however implementing these temporary changes are critical in applying effective preventative measures.
The following County programs are provided by the Harney County Planning Department:
- Land Use Planning and Zoning
- Building Permit and Plan Review Services
- Onsite Sanitation and Inspection Services
- Road/R.O.W. research/Road History
Harney County Addresses by Street Name
Harney County Road Naming Permit
INTERACTIVE TAX LOT MAP APPLICATION: Follow this link to use Harney County's new GIS mapping application online. Create your own maps.
- GIS Gallery Map Hub
- Interactive County Map
- Interactive Land Use Map
- Interactive Survey Data and Documents Map
- Interactive Cemetery Map
- Interactive Water Map
- Interactive Hunt Map
- Interactive Active Fire Map for Harney County
- Interactive Meadowlands Map
- Interactive City of Burns Map
- Interactive City of Hines Map
- Interactive Harney County Visitor and Recreation Map
- Interactive Harney County Historic Map
- Interactive Harney County Taxing Districts and Election Precincts
- Interactive Harney County Economic Development Map
|Tax Map Maintenance|
Need a Custom Map?
The Custom Maps page, allows you to order your custom map after first contacting our GIS office to determine your map specifics. GIS will provide you with the cost of the map. Follow these steps to place your online custom map order:
Contact Harney County GIS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-573-8195 to discuss the details of your map.
Please provide complete information in case we have questions while fulfilling your order.
Custom Maps can also be ordered by mail. Contact the GIS Office for additional information.
New: The GIS Department now has several maps available to download from the Download Maps page.
Harney County Property Ownership
Harney County has a large percentage of land owned by government entities. The table below, Ownership Table, shows the large owners of property in the County. Land exchanges and sale of property by public entities may change these percentages slightly.
Properties located in rural Harney County may have limited or no access. Roads shown on maps may be trails or two-tracks which are often impassable year-round. During the months of October through May dirt roads may also become impassable. Four wheel drive and high clearance vehicles are recommended for year-round travel. Fuel availability is often limited to rural Harney County. It is recommended to contact local authorities for current road conditions and to notify others of your travel plans.