I'm trying to add a GeoJSON polygon layer from a file, give it a specific style and show the label (ToolTip) but couldn't find a way to do it in a single function call . I only found different code samples doing each task alone (styling data or showing labels), then I mixed both codes and got something weird, it just created another layer on top of the previous one.

  var geojson = L.geoJSON(myGeoJson);

    onEachFeature: function (feature, layer) {
        layer.bindTooltip(feature.properties.CASOS.toString(), {permanent: true}).openTooltip();

  L.geoJSON(myGeoJson, {
    style: myStyle

How could I show labels and style the polygons without creating a stack of layers?

EDIT: I edited the question because I think I was unclear, I want to style the data, not the labels.

  • try jsfiddle.net/CrqkR/6
    – Mapperz
    Apr 5, 2020 at 23:47
  • that code doesn't style any data
    – CaD
    Apr 5, 2020 at 23:49
  • most likely you need polygon to points then label style via css here is a wingdings style label jsfiddle.net/0z9fak6o
    – Mapperz
    Apr 6, 2020 at 0:05
  • Do you want to have one custom style for all tooltips or you want to style each individual tooltip differently?
    – TomazicM
    Apr 6, 2020 at 10:47
  • First I'd like to have one custom style for all of them.
    – CaD
    Apr 6, 2020 at 14:21

2 Answers 2


To give all tooltips your own style, you just modify Leaflet built in CSS class leaflet-tooltip.

For example, if you create the following CSS class:

.leaflet-tooltip {
  border-color: #3399FF;
  border-width: 2px;
  background-color: lightgreen;

then the default tooltip

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would become

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If you want to give some tooltip individual style, then you can use className option, which L.tooltip inherits from DivOverlay class.

Your tooltip binding could then look something like:

  {permanent: true, className: 'myClass', direction: 'center'}
  • I'd like to style the GeoJSON data itself, not it's tooltip (label). But thanks for the information, that's really useful for other purposes. Maybe I was unclear in the question, so I will edit it.
    – CaD
    Apr 8, 2020 at 1:08
  • Have a look at this example: leafletjs.com/examples/geojson/example.html. It seems to have answer to your question.
    – TomazicM
    Apr 8, 2020 at 12:41
  • I looked through tutorial and examples but only could find the codes for each task, and when I try to use both codes in a single code it don't work.
    – CaD
    Apr 9, 2020 at 2:09
function style(feature) {
    return {
        fillColor: '#E31A1C',
        weight: 2,
        opacity: 1,
        color: 'white',
        dashArray: '3',
        fillOpacity: 0.7

L.geoJson(myGeoJson, {
            style: style,
            onEachFeature: function (feature, layer) {
            layer.bindTooltip(feature.properties.CASOS.toString(), { permanent: true });

The line


does the styling, and the next 2 lines does the labeling. I just had to separate them by a comma inside a single command instead of creating another command. Now it created a single layers instead of a stack of two layers.

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