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Aerial Photography

 What's Available?

Countywide aerial photography is available for various years between 1939 and 2010. Reproductions of the digital, paper and mylar photography are available for viewing or purchase.

How can I view or purchase reproductions of aerial photography?

You will need to have address, Permanent/Property Index Number - PIN or Section, Township and Range information in order to view or purchase aerial photography.

You can use the county's Maps Online web site to view and print aerial photos from selected years for no cost.

You can view and purchase reproductions of all available aerials at the Planning Resource Center, located in the Central Permit Facility, 500 W. Winchester Rd, 2nd Floor, Libertyville, Illinois.  We accept cash, check, Visa and MasterCard.

Standard digital aerial photography products

  •  36”x44” plotter printed 600 dpi sheet
    • sized to display sections or quarter sections
    • map scale: 1" = 200'  for a section and 1" = 100'  for a quarter section map
    • cost - $10.00
    • also available in digital file format, i.e. jpegs or PDFs
  • 8 ½”x11” laser printed 1200 dpi page
    • suitable for display of most parcels
    • map scale: 1" = 100'
    • cost - $2.00
    • also available in digital file format, i.e. jpegs or PDFs

Custom digital aerial photography mapping is available for $60.00 per hour with a ½ hour minimum charge. The fee may be waived for government bodies and agencies and not-for-profit institutions.

Mylar and print photography can be also be reproduced.

The Aerial Photography, Maps and Publications Price List contains a complete list, by year flown, of available aerial photography

You may also purchase a CD containing a countywide digital aerial photography from the county's GIS/Mapping Division.

Can I purchase aerial photography online?

It isn't currently possible to purchase aerials online. However, you can order our standard map products over the phone by calling 847.377.2600.

Additional Mapping Services 

Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping products are also available.

Please call 847.377.2600 for more information.

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