GIS Data

Read the Geographic Information System (GIS) data disclaimer.

Clay County GIS maintains hundreds of layers of digital information about Clay County. Listed below are the most commonly used data sets. To make use of this data, specialized software is required, either Autodesk’s AutoCAD® or ESRI’s ArcMap®. The type of file is indicated in the description. If you require data that is not listed below, contact Clay County GIS via this form.

Clay County Tax Parcels

Data is updated monthly.

Clay County Open Data Portal

Clay County Shared Services

GIS Data Files

The files below are in the ESRI® shape file format and have been zipped. Meta data is included when it is available. Data is updated monthly.

Data Schemas

Data schemas used in our primary feature data sets are available below:

Minnesota Geospatial Standards are followed when possible for data schemas.

AutoCAD® Files

The Clay County Highway Map file is in AutoCAD® format that has been zipped.


All data is in Clay County coordinates of feet.

Field Data

Many Clay County data files contain fields called "Region" and "Edit date." These fields are used to easily separate county data into smaller sets and indicate the date specific features were last edited.

Original PLS Maps

Minnesota’s original PLS maps are available for Clay County from MN Geo.