Parcel Drafter is a configuration of Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS that can be used by mapping technicians to enter metes-and-bounds descriptions and check for closure errors. Parcel Drafter is typically used by Assessing Offices and Register of Deeds to verify deeds and recorded documents, but can also be used by surveyors and title companies to verify survey information prior to submission.

Parcel information compiled with the Parcel Drafter application can be integrated into a larger land records workflow that produces a complete inventory of tax parcels, subdivisions, lots and related encumbrances.


Parcel Drafter requires specific technical experience and software.

Requirement Description
  • Publishing GIS services
  • Authoring maps
  • Publishing applications using Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
Map authoring
  • ArcMap 10.4.1 - 10.5
  • ArcGIS Online subscription
GIS service hosting
  • ArcGIS Online subscription, or
  • ArcGIS 10.4.1 for Server (Standard or Advanced), or
    • ArcGIS Data Store, or
    • Enterprise or workgroup geodatabase
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5 (Standard or Advanced)
  • Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS

What you get

When you download Parcel Drafter, you'll find the following files:

Directory Item Description
Application Migration Tools A folder containing tools for loading parcels.
MapsandGeodatabase ParcelDrafter.lpk A folder containing the ParcelDrafter layer package.

What's new

Below are the release dates and notes for Parcel Drafter.

Date Description
June 2017
  • Parcel Drafter can now be deployed with Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS. Developer Edition is no longer required.
January 2017
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.5
September 2016
  • First release of Parcel Drafter

Get started with Parcel Drafter

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