Why isn’t there a survey on my property?
There are a variety of reasons why a survey may not be on file in the Land Information Office. A survey may have been done on a property before it was necessary to record it with the appropriate County Office. A survey may never have been done on the property. Lands may have been surveyed when they were part of a larger parcel of land. The most common reason however is that surveyors do not file them. State statues require surveyors to file with the Land Information Office but our office does not have the ability to monitor what lands have and have not been surveyed. Surveys are filed on the “honor” system.

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1. How are parcel identification numbers, and assessment/tax information created and updated?
2. How long does it take to process documents and enter new splits?
3. Can you give me the new parcel number if I have the old parcel number?
4. Who is responsible for the taxes when property has been split?
5. If I purchase a split parcel will I receive a tax bill?
6. Why does it say “DEED IN ERROR” on my tax bill (or assessment notice)?
7. What do I do to combine parcels?
8. Who owns the property?
9. How often is ownership information updated?
10. Who and how do I inform someone of a change of mailing address?
11. Is a change of address reflected in the assessment notice and the tax billing?
12. How can I view tax map information?
13. Can I get a copy of the tax map?
14. What is the lot size or acreage?
15. How up to date is the tax map?
16. Who do I contact with parcel boundary questions?
17. Where can I get a plat book?
18. Where can I get an aerial photo of a tract of land?
19. Is there a survey of the property and how do I get a copy?
20. Does a survey automatically split a property?
21. Why isn’t there a survey on my property?
22. How do I obtain an address for a new home?
23. Who names the streets and assigns addresses and what is the naming scheme?
24. What side of the street is an address located.
25. How can I find the location of an address?
26. Who is my assessor?
27. Where can I find pertinent information (age, size, # of bedrooms) for a home?
28. What is the date of the latest sales, the sales price, and recording information?
29. What school district is a property in?
30. What are the taxes and when are they paid?
31. Can I get a copy of the deed?
32. Are there any easements?
33. Is the property in a floodplain?
34. Where do I get a Condominium or Subdivision Plat?
35. Where do I vote and who are my representatives?