Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Sanborn has been creating maps since 1866—longer than any other company in the United States. We've been gathering information and mapping buildings for more than 140 years. Our archives contain over 1.2 million Sanborn maps containing the history of approximately 12,000 American cities and towns. For pricing and additional information, or to order Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, contact Sanborn Pelham office customer service representatives at 1.800.930.3298, or send email to

Rich with valuable and detailed information, Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps—originally created as a product to help insurance companies assess the potential risks involved in underwriting policies—have developed into a tool with myriad uses for multiple industries. At Sanborn we take pride in strict quality control standards, which ensures that every map we produce is accurate and detailed, allowing you to effectively:

  • Verify and assign addresses
  • Evaluate building permit applications
  • Review preliminary site plans
  • Identify areas for revitalization and redevelopment
  • Enforce zoning regulations
  • Prepare for emergencies
Map Features

Sanborn Fire Insurance maps typically include the following information:

  • Building addresses
  • Building height
  • Building footprints
  • Street names
  • Number of stories per building
  • Building construction materials
  • Building use
  • Right of way

Today, Sanborn continues to adhere to the strict quality standards our clients have come to expect. Our field surveys, conducted to update the maps, are still carried out with the same precision and attention to detail that has made Sanborn famous. Whether you are looking for a field update of your existing Sanborn Map atlas or would like to have contemporary or historic Sanborn Map data in digital format integrated directly into your GIS, you can count on Sanborn to provide you with Fire Insurance maps of the highest quality.

  • Order acceptance subject to Sanborn approval
  • Price catalog is subject to change

  • Detailed digital Sanborn Fire Insurance Map information--the trusted fire insurance map since 1866
  • Accurate geo-placement
  • Seamless
  • Full resolution
  • Deliverable in geo-referenced MrSid® format