GIS Records and Archives

The Department of Environmental Services Records Room staff are responsible for the collection, maintenance, archiving and warehousing of over 80,000 documents, both on paper/mylar and in digital form.

Picture of the records Monroe County DES records room reception desk. The file cabinets that hold Monroe county records.

Example of a sewer record available.Record Drawings

The Records and Archives room maintains a complete collection of Record Drawings for nearly every construction job in the county, dating back to the 1870's. Most of these drawings are available for public viewing or purchase, and can also be copied and printed in a number of different formats. Many digital copies are also available and can be e-mailed or put on CD for a small fee.

Following are some of the types of documents for which we are responsible:

  • As-built drawings and sewer plans dating back to 1876
  • Right-of-Way mapping and survey information
  • Department of Transportation highway and bridge plans
  • Maps and plans of county parks and Seneca Park Zoo
  • Topographic and Land Use Maps
  • Hard-copies of aerial photography from the 1930s                       

Pictometry Aerial Image showing Frontier Field.Aerial Photography

In addition to the physical and digital construction plans which are maintained in the Records and Archives room, there are also a significant number of Aerial Photographs and GIS Maps which can be custom ordered for nearly any project. Current imagery utilized by the GIS Division is provided by Nearmap. These images allow the incorporation of actual photographic images, with information from GIS maps, creating "hybrid" maps which can be used for nearly any county project.

These hybrid maps consist of an image of the area of interest, overlayed with any significant information required. GIS data usually consists of street names, as well as various utility and/or parcel information.

Contact Us

We are happy to assist both local governments and the public with researching information.

If you are looking for information related to subdivision maps or your property deed, please use the links below:

Subdivision Maps: Monroe County Office of Real Property Phone: 753-1125

Property Deeds:  Monroe County Clerk's Office Phone: 753-1600


The Records Room is located at:

7th Floor
50 West Main Street
Rochester, NY

We are open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday).

For more information, contact the Records Room Staff at (585)753-7607 or by e-mail.