Tax Assessor Parcel Results
For users with paid accounts (Homesteader and above), we have launched an additional service which is a very useful tool for researching, building and working with projects. The Tax parcel search allows you to search for properties by location data, APN (assessor's parcel number), or owner data. As is the case for the PLSS database, a paid user can also search for a property shape on the map. Simply click on a point on the map. The Farmapper service will go to work searching for a mapping polygon shape and allow the user to add it to the project by selecting it. The owner APN (Assessor Parcel Number) information about it will be displayed. Where available, the service also allows you to download two documents (at an additional fee) for each property: an assessor map and the last transfer Deed document. This is not a substitute for a legal survey or title insurance, but is very useful in prospecting and quickly building land project shapes.
Parcels search using a search engine. To start the search, click on the "Inputs" menu icon and click "Tax parcel search" or select “Tax parcel on map mode” Figure 1.
Figure 1: Searching Tax parcel
If you select "Tax parcel search", the “Tax Parcel Search” window will be displayed Figure 2.
Figure 2: Tax Parcel Search window
You can also add a parcel directly from the map by clicking on a point. To do this, you must select the "Tax parcel on map mode" option in the "Inputs" menu [Figure 1]. In Tax parcel mode you cannot add other PLSS polygons from the map (allotments, qq sections) but you can turn off Tax parcel mode at any time by clicking in the upper left corner of the map Figure 3 and return to the PLSS search.
Figure 3: Turning off Tax parcel mode
After adding the Tax parcel to the tract list and displaying its details on the map, you can see that there are three documents (if they are available) that can be downloaded and added to the tract Figure 4. These documents are Assessor map, Deed document and Finance document. Downloading the Assessor map is free for the first 5 documents in a month (for Homesteader tier and above), downloading the last transfer deed and finance document costs $8.
Figure 4: Documents to download
The downloaded documents are attached to the tract and you will find them in the tract window on the map Figure 5.
Figure 5: Downloaded documents