There are two main reasons property lines may appear to go through houses and garages on our map. First, the aerial that you see in the background of our map is a photo taken by plane. Though it is georeferenced very closely, many houses may be shown at a slight angle due to the altitude of the plane and the location of the camera. This could make them appear as though they encroach onto another property.
Second, our maps are best representations of county parcels based on tax maps that were digitized many years ago. Upon receiving recorded surveys, we can fix parcel lines to match the survey as needed. The only way to know for sure the exact property lines is to get the property surveyed based on its deed. You may be able to get more information on the property in question by accessing the property’s deed in the Recorder of Deeds office.
Contact the mapping department by phone, email, or in person at our mapping counter located on the ground floor of the Luzerne County Courthouse. Our mapping analysts will be more than happy to assist you.