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Records Management is located on the third floor of the Melvin Municipal Office Building. We offer a wide range of City infrastructure documents to residents, visitors, developers and City staff.

Records Management maintains an extensive archive of plans within the City of Greensboro limits, including public infrastructure construction, construction plans, historical tax maps, historical aerial photography, GIS spacial map data, and City facility drawings. 

Other services include: processing of petition requests to add water, sewer, paving, curb/gutter, stormwater and/or sidewalks for City services.

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     Plat 001    Site Plan Historic 001   Topo Map 001   Annexation Site 001   Aerial 001

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Guilford County offers property deeds, plats and ownership information and can be found
at the Guilford County website.

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Records Management offers two levels of access to City of Greensboro records and all are available in electronic format.
  • "Open Public Records" are available by visiting our offices and are considered non-sensitive.
  • "Restricted Documents" are documents that are considered sensitive and require the user to complete
    the Infrastructure Security Policy application prior to access. This is a service we offer to licensed architects, engineers and surveyors. 
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Open Public Records

Open RecordsAnnexation Drawings 
Aerial Photography - 1927 to 2010

Petitions for Public Improvements
Powell Bill Data
Right of Way Information & Drawings
Street Closings & Name Changes
Topographical Maps of Lakes
Electronic files are available in PDF, TIFF, JPEG formats or you can purchase drawings by visiting our offices.

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Restricted Records & Documents

restricted recordsBonding of Public Improvements 
Subdivision Plats & Property Drawings 
Bridge Inspection Reports
City Facility Drawings
Engineering Project Drawings
Locating Public Infrastructure As-Builts
Some State Road Plans
Water / Sewer / Stormwater Block Sheets

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AnnixationThe City archives all completed annexation projects. Annexation maps are legal descriptions of an annexed area. These drawings are available by visiting our offices. The City's Planning and Community Development Department office has available an Annexation and Street & Change tracking report online.  Blue Line

Aerial Photography

aerial photoCurrent Aerial-1995-2010 
Current aerial photographs can only be viewed using GIS software. 

Historical Aerials Since 1937
Historical aerial photographs were taken by low-flying aircraft.

Historical 1927 Survey Block Sheets
Servers use Historical Block Sheet to identify old property lines. 

GIS Fee Schedule

To purchase a printed photograph contact:
Brian Gillies at 336-373-2876
Engineering & Inspections
City of Greensboro
PO Box 3136, Greensboro, NC 27402-3136
Fax: 336-373-2338 
E-mail Us

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Petitions for Public Improvements

When a resident requests to add water, sewer, paving, curb/gutters, storm water and/or sidewalks, a Petition Form for Public Infrastructure is submitted to City Council for approval. 

Blue Line The Powell Bill Data program is funded by the state. It returns funds to the City based on the number of miles of streets constructed. Drawings are only available to licensed architects, engineers and surveyors. See Infrastructure Security Policy

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Right of Way Information are property drawings created by private and City engineers/surveyors. City drawings consist of "D" and "G" drawings. Private drawings consist of deeds and plats that are recorded with the Guilford Register of Deeds.

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Petition for Street Closing
Petition for Name Change

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Topographical maps are available at each lake. They are also available to print out.
Lake Brandt
Lake Higgins
Lake Townsend
GIS Fee Schedule

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Subdivision Plats and Property Drawings are created by developers and are reviewed by City staff. After approved, plats are recorded with Guilford County Register of Deeds. Drawings only available to licensed architects, engineers and surveyors. See Infrastructure Security Policy.

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City Facility Drawings are architectural drawing of all City-owned buildings and facilities. Drawings only available to licensed architects, engineers and surveyors. See Infrastructure Security Policy.

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Engineering Project Drawings can be created by private or City architects/engineers. Drawings are only available to licensed architects, engineers and surveyors. See Infrastructure Security Policy.

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As-Builts are construction drawings created by private or City architects/engineers. Public Infrastructure As-Builts are considered sensitive and are only available to licensed architects, engineers and surveyors. See Infrastructure Security Policy.

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Block Sheets are maps created by the City's Water Resources Department that show water, sewer and stormwater utility locations. Drawings only available to licensed architects, engineers and surveyors. See Infrastructure Security Policy.

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Contact Us

300 W. Washington Street, third floor
Greensboro, NC 27401
Contact: Brian Gillies at 336-373-2876
Fax: 336-373-2338
Business Hours: Mondays-Fridays, 8 am to 5 pm 
E-mail Us
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