Real Property &
Transfers Search Tips
by Name -- The best
results are achieved by entering a part of the text for
which you're looking. For example, if you're
looking for a last name of Johnson, you can enter
"John." Of course, you will find
"Johns" as well as "Johnson!"
colons, quotation marks, single quotes,
asterisks, percent signs and other special
characters will be removed before the search is
performed. Please don't enter them as they will
only inhibit your search.
For property lookup, the
results will be a parcel number that you can
click on and perhaps a whole list of names that
are like the one you seek!
by Address -- If you are
looking for "123 Pearl Road," you can
enter "123 Pearl" or "12
Pear" or "1 Pea!"
In this example,
"Road" might be stored as
"Rd," so entering "123 Pearl
Road" would not have a response! On the
other extreme, entering "1 Pea" might
give results for "1 Pea St," "11
Peartree Blvd," "12 Pearl Rd,"
"122 Pearl Road," and finally "123
Pearl Road." Nevertheless, you will be able
to select the result you want from a whole list;
so, entering a shorter version will give you more
If you want to find
"123 1/2" Pearl Road," you should
still enter "123 Pearl!"
- North, South, East
and West -- If the
address you're seeking is "123 South Pearl
Road," you should still enter "123
Pearl!" Your results would then be "123
Pearl Road" as well as "123 S Pearl
Rd," if both are valid addresses.
How the lookup works
-- The number lookup
looks at the leftmost
part of what you enter. The street number is not
necessary starting in November 2001, and it is
best not to be used if looking for vacant land.
The street part of the
lookup looks for any occurence of the text that
you entered. So looking for "Carp" will
give you both "N Carpenter"
and "South Carpenter."
Land -- Sometimes vacant
land has no street nor street number! Here's a
tip how to find it: Find a Parcel Number for a
property that you know is near -- or perhaps in
front of -- the parcel that you seek.
You will see a parcel
number that looks like "01-02D-02-000."
Now enter most of the parcel number, like
"01-02D-02" with no percent signs or
asterisks. The search will return valid parcel
numbers from "01-02D-02-000" to
"01-02D-02-999." Then check out those.
- For taxing
districts -- For our new
site server our files are not
categorized by taxing district.
For taxing district
information , it might be helpful if you went to
the County Commissioners Web
Site and requested a county
map. If you're a regular visitor to our web site,
this might assist you in selecting a taxing