Would you like to know the “assessed value” of your property? All 50 states at the county or city level assign an “assessed value” to each property in its jurisdiction for taxing purposes. Using our “Assessor and Property Tax Records Resources” website, you can access a number of online property information links offered by most counties or cities.
Type of information available. Some of the property information available includes but is not limited to:
• Current Owner Name
• Address of Property
• Physical Description of Property
• Legal Description of Property
• Sales History
• Photos, Parcel Maps and Interactive GIS Maps
• Document Recording Information
Ways to use information. If you’re planning to sell your property anytime soon, you can compare your assessed value with the value of a comparable property in order to get a sense of the current market value for your own property. Not only can you research values but also ownership of the house down the street, the sales history of a potential purchase or find historic photos and maps of your own property.
How to get started. Using our “Free Public Records Search Directory” website, choose “Assessor and Property Tax Records” under the “Type of Record” heading. On the main “Assessor and Property Tax Records Resources” page, you can click on the name of a state to research. North Carolina counties have a number of helpful links so click on North Carolina, as an example, to access the “North Carolina Assessor and Property Tax Records Directory.”
Choose a link. Scroll to a specific link and click on the link, such as Alamance County “Property Search.” You can search property by owner name, location address, parcel account number or North Carolina state id map number. After entering the information, such as owner name, click the search button.
Research results. The Alamance County search results include all of the properties meeting your search criteria including parcel id, owner name, location address, and owner account number. Upon clicking on a specific property, additional information provided includes the assessed value, name of grantor, sale date, sales price and document book and page number.
Return to results page. In order to return to the “North Carolina Assessor and Property Tax Records Directory” page, click on “Return to Results” located in the upper right hand corner. On the main page, you can choose another link to search. Alexander County has a great website “GIS/Real Estate Maps” which provides regional property searches using GIS maps. Searches can be done by owner name, pin number or parcel id for the following counties: Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Iredell and Lincoln. This website offers the benefit of using just one site rather than six county sites for the same information.
Main “Free Public Records Search Directory” website. When done with your search, click on “Home” in the upper left hand corner to return to our main “Free Public Records Search Directory” website. On this page, you can choose from a variety of public records to research including land records and deeds, laws and codes, birth and death records, GIS maps, and more.
We’re certain that this article will provide you with helpful information to get you started on your research no matter which state or type of record. Be sure to check our blog archives for past articles and watch for future articles about using our website for your research needs.