Use thePoint web application to find the property by the address or street name, and verify the jurisdiction and zoning.
Verifying the Street Address
- Using the “Address Information” icon located at the bottom of the thePoint web application, you can enter in a specific address. If the address is valid, the address information will display in a window along with other information about the property.
- If you use the “Identify” icon, also located at the bottom of the thePoint web application, you can click on an address. A separate window will display the layers you clicked on.
- In the example below, the address, building, and tax parcel “Identify” is displayed.
Verifying the Property Owner
- Using the “Identify” or “Address Information” icons on the thePoint web application, click on the “Record Card” icon in the “Identify” window or click on the “Tax Info” link in the “Address Information” window to view property owner information.
Verifying a Property's Jurisdiction
- Using the “Identify” icon on thePoint web application, click on the “Appraisal Data” icon in the “Identify” window. In the Administrative Data section of the Property Summary, there is a field named City. If the field is blank it is not within a city; otherwise, a value is presented (e.g. High Point).
- Alternatively, you can go to Accela Citizen Access and click on “Lookup Property Information” in the “General Information” box and enter the address. Then click on the “Parcel Number” which is a hyperlink to additional information. The presented information has a field named, “Jurisdiction”. If the value = “High Point” you are within the city limits. If the value = “ETJ” you are within Guilford County, but within High Point’s Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction and the city's development jurisdiction.
Accessing the Land Use Classification
- Open thePoint web mapping application and click on the "Layers" menu box in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
- In the window that opens, click on the box next to "Planning."
- Then click on the small black triangle to the left of the "planning" box to expand the list of what is listed under this tab.
- Scroll down and click on the box next to "Land Use Plan"
- If needed, you can also expand this tab by clicking on the small black triangle to the left of the "Land Use Plan" box to turn on the land use plan amendments layer shown as "LUP Amendments."
- For specific Land Use Plan amendment information, click the “Identify” icon located at the bottom of the screen and then click on the screen where you see a Plan amendment case number (e.g. PA-11-04) in the window that opens, and listed under the "Results" heading go to the "LUP Amendments" section and click on the icon (looks like a map with a pin). Clicking on this icon will open the plan amendment document.
- You can also click on the icon under Land Use Plan section under the "Results" heading to get to the descriptions of the land use classifications and to link to a copy of the Land Use Plan document by clicking on the book icon.
Accessing a Property's Zoning
- Open thePoint web mapping application and click on the "Address Information" icon located at the bottom of the screen.
- In the window that opens, please enter the street address of the property.
- A table of data will appear in the window that is specific to that property and listed under "Zoning Designation," at the bottom of the table, is the base zoning district for the property.
- To find additional zoning districts that may be applicable to the property, click on the "Layers" menu box in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Then click on "Zoning" in the drop-down menu and click on the small triangle to the left of the box for another drop-down menu of zoning approvals. Click any of the boxes to find any zoning approvals, such as zoning overlays, historic property designations, special use permits, and board of adjustment cases that may be applicable to the property. The map will indicate if the property is subject to these zoning approvals.
- For specific zoning district information, including any conditions of approval, click "Zoning" in the drop-down menu under "Zoning" in the "Layers" menu box. Then click the Identify icon located at the bottom of the screen. In the window that opens, and listed under the "Results" heading, are icons for zoning information. Click on the ordinance icon to open a link to the zoning district information contained in the Development Ordinance. If the conditional zoning icon is visible, then the property is subject to adopted zoning conditions. If the special use icon is visible, then the property is subject to a special use permit and any conditions of approval. Click on the icon to open information on the adopted conditions of approval.