The McLennan County Map Department was created in the early 1930's as part of the government assistance programs under President Herbert Hoover. About 850 linen maps covering property ownership for McLennan County as well as city limits information, election maps, and railroad maps are available for reference.
In 1997, the Map Department was absorbed by the Engineering Department and is no longer a separate department in McLennan County. The Map Section of the Engineering Department consists of a three employees who work directly for the County Engineer.
The mapping staff utilize a geographic information system (G.I.S.) providing not only ownership information, but also election information, floodplain data, and other pertinent information regarding McLennan County.
Mapping staff are visited daily by attorneys, surveyors, appraisers, real estate personnel, title companies , and lending institutions as well as prospective land owners searching for property or having questions about property.
There also exists 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. Road maps displaying all the 911 road names, as well as property ownership maps can be purchased for a nominal fee. Operating hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Mapping services are located within the Engineering Department on the first floor of the Records Building.
The Records Building is located in downtown Waco at the intersection of Washington Street and 5th Street. The address is 215 N. 5th Street. Once inside the Records Building, proceed down the hallway on first floor to the second to last door on the right which will be Suite 130. Once inside, Suite 130, Map Services is located at the end of the hallway.