Researching Tips for Tier, FLUM and Zoning Information

On the Monroe County website home page:  Put the cursor over word “GOVERNMENT” so the drop-down menu box appears.

Move the cursor and click on Planning & Environmental Resources. Move the cursor to the GIS box, another drop-down box will appear – click on GIS Web Map Application. Bookmark page for future use.

When a map appears, click inside the search box on the top left corner of screen. Enter RE Number format: 00000000-000000 or AK Number format: 0000000) and click the “search" button or hit the “Enter” key on your keyboard.


An aerial view of the property will appear along with an Info Window containing basic information about the property. On the right side of the page, in the box labeled GIS Layers under “Operational Layers” is a box labeled “Planning_Env.” Click on the small gray arrow to the left of the box, see the example below, to enable the Map Layers.


Below the ‘Planning_Env’ box is the list of available Map Layers. All map layers are ‘Scale-Dependent’ – they are disabled (grayed-out) beyond a certain map scale. ‘Zooming-in’ (use + or – signs at top left corner of screen) on the map frame will enable/activate the layers. Each layer can be individually toggled (checking the layer’s box) to display in the map frame.


Clicking on the small gray arrow will expand that layer’s legend (color-coded symbols).

MILE MARKERS: Displays U.S. 1 Mile Markers as lime green squares (may have to zoom-out in order for the marker to appear).

MONROE COUNTY PARCELS: Adds a black outline of parcel boundaries to map frame.

TIER OVERLAY DISTRICT: Displays the Tier designation. Click the small gray arrow to view the color-coded Tier legend.


MONROE COUNTY LUD (Zoning):  Displays Land Use (Zoning) District. Click small gray arrow to expand the color-coded legend for the layer.


MONROE COUNTY FUTURE LAND USE (FLUM):  Displays Future Land Use Map designations.

FEMA FLOOD ZONES: Displays Flood Hazard Zone boundaries and Flood Hazard Zone labels.

LAND COVER HABITAT (2009):  Displays Land Cover Habitat map layer (Vegetative and Development categories).

BASEMAP GALLERY TOOL:  Toggles a variety of basemaps – ‘Imagery’ is the default


Comprehensive Plan Review

Review the Monroe County Comprehensive Plan, which includes land uses, density/intensity for future land use designation, level of service standards, habitat policies, etc.

Land Development Code or Code of Ordinances Review

Review the Land Development Code, which includes density, setbacks, open space, clearing limits, parking requirements, etc. or the Code of Ordinances, which includes building code, public assembly permits, etc.

Useful Links

Additional Information

If you have further questions, contact the Monroe County Planning & Environmental Resources Department at 305-289-2500.

Monroe County Property Appraiser

You can search the Monroe County Property Appraiser website with a property address or a name to obtain the “RE number” or “AK number” to use in the GIS WEB Application.

Updated 5/30/2017