An application that allows local government staff to identify buffer properties and generate mailing labels.


Public Notification (previously known as Land Use Public Notification) is a configuration of ArcGIS Server and a JavaScript application that allows local government staff to identify properties within a given distance (buffer) of a subject property and generate mailing labels and/or a structured text file of owners and occupants that fall within the buffer. This application is typically used by local planning and zoning officials, but can be used by any agency looking to notify property owners and occupants of a formal action being taken.

Try the Public Notification application

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  • Find a specific parcel or road
  • Buffer a parcel or road based on a given distance
  • Generate mailing labels in PDF or CSV formats
  • Print a map of the buffer


Start now using Esri-supplied sample services

You can start using the application now by setting it up on a web server running Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) and using sample services supplied by Esri. You'll need to convert to an application in IIS and use the ASP .NET 4.0. application pool.

Start now using your own services

For more information on requirements and publication steps, see Public Notification help.


Additional information and sample data are available for the application.

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This application uses the 3.15 version of Esri's ArcGIS API for JavaScript; see the site for concepts, samples, and a reference for using the API to create mapping web sites.

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