What Is an Assessor's Parcel Number?

The assessor’s parcel number is a unique number that the county assigns to each parcel of land in its jurisdiction. The local government uses the parcel number for keeping property tax records. Some local governments use alternative names including tax identification number, property identification number or property account number.

Property owners wanting to find the assessor’s parcel number for their property can locate it on their deed or annual tax bill. Many county assessors have websites with search engines that allow a user to find the parcel number from its address. If unable to find the parcel number in other ways, the owner may find it by contacting a real estate agent or the county assessor’s office.