What County Am I In

Your present county will appear near the top of the map

What County Am I In tool, v 3.5 ©2020 Randy Majors

What County Am I In

Quickly answer 'What county am I in' using your current location or your address

Find what county you are currently in, or type your address in the Search places box above the map to check your county by address. The panel near the top of the map will show your county and county lines will draw on Google Maps (aka county boundaries, county borders).

HOW TO ANSWER 'WHAT COUNTY AM I IN':
  1. The blue dot shows your current location* and the county name for your present location is shown
  2. The information panel in the map shows "Your present county" and county lines near your current location will appear on the map
  3. You can also search for your county by typing your address in the Search places box just above the map
  4. If your location changes while using this tool, click the ⊕ button in the upper right corner of the map to update your current location* and quickly answer "Which county am I in"
  5. Optionally, check the "Show county labels" checkbox in the lower left corner of the map to see the names of the counties on the map, or choose options to also see city limits or township boundaries on the map**
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* Your current location will typically be more accurate on smartphones and other devices containing a GPS; desktop browsers often show an approximate location
** U.S. only


Why do you you need to know which county your are currently in?
  • determine applicable laws or orders based on jurisdiction
  • determine if you're in your county-based sales territory
  • record county information when conducting field research
  • perform volunteer work
  • emergency dispatch
  • know what county you are in when house hunting
  • calculate the correct sales tax
  • determine jurisdiction
  • note the county when doing various hobbies such as geocaching

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COVERAGE NOTES:
  • US coverage includes Counties in all 50 states plus Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa
    "Also show US city limits" draws all incorporated cities and towns in the United States and its territories and possessions
    "Also show US townships" draws all minor civil divisions (MCDs) (these are often townships)
  • Within the UK, England displays Counties and Unitary Authorities, Scotland displays Council Areas, Wales displays Principal Areas, and Northern Ireland displays Districts. Explanation of Unitary Authorities, Council Areas, Principal Areas and Districts.
  • Australia displays Local Government Areas (LGAs)
  • New Zealand displays Territorial Authorities
  • Canada displays Census Divisions, which are Counties in some provinces but may include other geographies
  • Mexico displays Municipalities, which are the next level administrative divisions below State
  • Switzerland displays Districts

OTHER NOTES:
  • The Search places box uses a standard Google Maps geocoding engine, therefore you can type street addresses, road names, points of interest, and GPS coordinates
  • Many of the map layers from which this information is extracted are very large, so it may take several seconds for all of the map layers to finish drawing
  • Because the map layers are large, boundaries will not be shown if you are zoomed out too far
  • Note that typing an address will zoom in the map very close, whereas typing a city or county by itself will show you a map with a wider view
  • Disclaimer: While the number of decimals in the latitude and longitude displayed for the map marker imply a positional accuracy of within a few feet, note that Google Maps is not inherently that accurate, and therefore this tool should not be used for legal purposes or anything beyond entertainment value.

SOURCES:
- US: Census Bureau
- UK: Open Government License - Contains Office of National Statistics data, Ordnance Survey data ©Crown copyright and database right 2017. Open Data Lincese - Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.
- Ireland: Open Data and Creative Commons License - Ordnance Survey Ireland
- Australia: Incorporates Administrative Boundaries ©PSMA Australia Limited licensed by the Commonwealth of Australia under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence
- New Zealand: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 - Stats NZ
- Canada: Open License - Boundary Files, 2016 Census; Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-160-X
- Mexico: Instituto Nacional de EstadĂ­stica y GeografĂ­a (INEGI)
- Switzerland: Swiss Federal Office of Topography

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