This item has been moved to mature support. Please see What's new for more information.


Community Parcels is a configuration of ArcGIS that helps communities (states, counties, emergency operations centers, and so on) aggregate parcel information from authoritative sources and use this information to facilitate valuation, emergency response, permitting, land use and other related workflows.

Typically, parcel data is managed by local governments, used extensively to manage local government operations, and shared with the general public. Aggregating this data in to larger geographies (county, region, watershed, or state) to address common needs or issues helps organizations improve response activities and address land use and regulatory issues at a more regional level.


Community Parcels requires specific technical experience and software. Minimum system requirements for the ArcGIS Platform can be found on the Support website.

Community Parcels is supported on ArcGIS 10.2 and 10.3.

Requirement Description
  • Geoprocessing tools in ArcGIS for Desktop
  • Publishing GIS services
  • Authoring maps
  • Administering ArcGIS Online groups and content
Map Authoring
  • ArcGIS for Desktop (Standard or Advanced), or
  • ArcGIS Online subscription
GIS Service Hosting
  • ArcGIS Online subscription, or
  • ArcGIS for Server (Standard or Advanced) with an enterprise or workgroup geodatabase

What you get

When you download Community Parcels, you'll find the following files:

Directory Item Description
Application Publication Tools A folder containing Python scripts used to field map, publish and update parcel data.
MapsandGeodatabase Community Parcels.lpk An ArcGIS layer package used to publish the Community Parcel service.

What's new

Below are the release dates and notes for Community Parcels.

Date Description
February 2016
  • This solution has been moved to Mature Support and replaced with a new data aggregation solution that leverages ArcGIS Pro.
July 2015
  • Series of enhancements to the Publication tools that improve the processing of large input datasets by incrementally updating the Community Parcels service.
May 2015
  • Series of enhancements to the Publication tools that add support for relative paths and complex geometries and improve performance when processing large datasets.
February 2015
  • A new release of the Publication Tools to support publication to ArcGIS Server.
  • Documentation on how to extend the data model.
December 2014
  • A new release of the Publication Tools that improves performance and adds support for complex geometries.
June 2014
  • First release of Community Parcels

Get started with Community Parcels

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