What is the best way to find my property lines, and corners?
The best and most accurate way is to have the property surveyed. This is especially critical when erecting fences and building on the property. To find a surveyor, look in the Yellow Pages of your phone book.
How do I divide my property?
If the property is within un-incorporated Pinal County the division needs to be approved through the Minor Land Division application process at Planning and Development Services. If the property is within an incorporated city or town limits you need to contact the city or town for requirements and approval. In either case a deeding action is still required to complete the division on the Assessor records once approval issued.
I recently completed the minor land division process, how do I get Assessor Parcel Numbers for each lot?
The survey required for the minor land division process will not split the property. A recorded deeding action is still required to complete the land division process. The surveyor should have created each lot’s legal description needed for doing this.
Does a survey split my property at the Assessor's office?
No! Only a deeding action, court judgment, or an approved final subdivision plat will cause land division at the Assessor’s office.
How do I combine two (2) or more contiguous properties into one (1) for assessment purposes?
A “Combination of Parcels Application” is available to download from the Assessor’s Forms page. The Assessors Office requires that all parcels be contiguous, the ownership is the same, the vesting is the same, and that they are in the same special districts.
How do I find the minimum lot size requirements for my property?
If your property is within an incorporated boundary of a city or town you must contact them. If your property is in unincorporated Pinal County contact Planning and Development. It is faster and easier if you have your Parcel ID Number before calling. Check your Tax Bill and/or Notice of Value for this number. If you need assistance finding your parcel number you can call the Assessors Office.
How do I get an address for my property?
If your property is within an incorporated boundary of a city or town you must contact them. If your property is within unincorporated Pinal County you must contact Planning and Development to see the requirements for addressing. The Assessor’s Office does not assign addresses to any portion of the County.
Why is the legal description on my Notice of Value incomplete?
Due to space limitations, we are unable to use complete legal descriptions. For Assessor purposes, property descriptions may be condensed and/or abbreviated. This description should not be used for transference of property. Please refer to official recorded documents for complete property legal descriptions.
Will the Assessor Office FAX copies of parcel maps?
- No! Taxpayers who come to our office or request a map by mail are charged $3.00 per map. In an effort to be fair to everyone please do not ask us to Fax parcel maps. Most parcel maps are currently available online. Maps are also available on CD for a fee. Please see "Assessor Maps."
How do I find out if a parcel of land has legal access?
This is best done through a title search. Any Title Company will do this for you. The Assessor’s Office does not track easements because they do not affect property size. The Assessor’s Office will not research access to property, however a copy of the parcel history (Alpha Card) may be purchased which sometimes aides in the research.
How do I find Property Owners and their Mailing Address within a requested buffer around my property?
What is the difference between Right of Way and Easement?
In most cases Right of Way (ROW) is fee deeded or taken through a condemnation usually for major roads, and some utility purposes. ROW is removed from the affected properties acreage, and legal description. Some types of ROWs are not actually deeded property, and will not be removed from the acreage or the legal. Easements only limit the use of the property they describe, and therefore remain in the gross acreage. The Assessor’s Office does not track or note easements for this reason.
How to find Property Dimensions
Property dimensions may be obtained through a document search of the recorded subdivision plat map, recorded surveys, and the recorded legal description of the property.
Although the use of maps is helpful in determining the physical location of a property, the legal description in the property’s recorded deed provides a written statement, recognized by law, which describes the definite location of a tract of land conveyed from a Grantor to a Grantee.
A document search for the property’s legal description can be accomplished online for documents that have been scanned into the Recorder online images, currently May 1998 to present. All documents recorded prior to May 1998 are accessible by microfiche at any of the three Recorder Offices.
Subdivision Lot dimensions may be obtained from the recorded subdivision plat map available online through the Pinal County Recorder: Document Search
. Plat Maps were first organized in Book of Maps and Page number. The Book and Page system began in the 1800’s and continued through Book 19 of Maps, page 63, recorded in May 1979. The Recorder began using the Cabinet and Slide system beginning with Cabinet A, Slide 1 in June 1979 which continued until March 2009 with Cabinet H, Slide 101. Thereafter, beginning in April 2009, Plat Maps are organized by Recorder Fee Number, for example: 2009‐047003
Recorder's Online Document Search
Assessor Parcel History
The Assessor’s Office does not research property boundaries for the public; however a copy of the parcel history may be purchased which sometimes assists in the research. The standard for spatial accuracy and detail of assessor parcel mapping and related attribute information is for developing digital versions of assessor’s property maps for use in property assessment and map display. There is no intent to provide a standard for developing a legally authoritative definition of property boundaries. Matters related to those more definitive interests remain in the authority of the professional title attorney and/or professional land surveyor.