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.

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 website 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 Road, 2nd Floor, Libertyville, Illinois. We accept cash, check, Visa and MasterCard.

Standard digital aerial photography products:
  • 36 x 44 inch plotter printed 600 dpi sheet
    • sized to display sections or quarter sections
    • map scale: 1 inch = 200 feet for a section and 1 inch = 100 feet for a quarter section map
    • cost - $10
    • also available in digital file format, i.e. jpegs or PDFs
  • 8 ½ x 11 inch laser printed 1,200 dpi page
    • suitable for display of most parcels
    • map scale: 1 inch = 100 feet
    • cost - $2
    • also available in digital file format, i.e. jpegs or PDFs
Additional Details
  • Custom digital aerial photography mapping is available for $60 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 (PDF) 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.