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County Records Building
215 N. 5th Street, Suite 130
Waco, Texas 76701
Phone: 254 757-5067
History of the Map Department
The McLennan County Map Department was created in the
early 1930's as part of the government assistance programs under President Herbert
Hoover. Today the Map Department houses about 850 linen maps covering property ownership
for McLennan County as well as city limits information, election maps, and railroad
maps. The department consists of a department head and two employees who work directly
under the Commissioner's Court.
In the future the Map Department will become computerized using a geographic
information system providing not only ownership information but also election information,
flood plane, and other pertinent information regarding this county.
The Map Department is visited daily by attorneys, surveyors, appraisers, real
estate personnel, title companies , and lending institutions as well as prospective
land owners searching for property to purchase.
This department was made part of the Engineer's Office in 1997, and has completed
a joint venture with the McLennan County Emergency Assistance District (911) naming
all the county roads and giving each resident in the rural area a physical address.
A road map can be purchased from this department displaying all the new 911 road
names as well as property ownership maps. The Map Department is open from 8:00 a.m.
to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. It is located on
the first floor of the Records Building, second to the last door on the right.