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How do you access the assessor's property records?

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Methods of accessing the Assessor's property record vary by county, but many offer online access to some of the information on file. Some counties require users to pay a fee for the service, while others offer free access. Other methods of accessing the records include telephone or an in-person visit.

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Jackson County, Oregon offers free access to many property records, including the name of the property owner, zoning, assessment values and improvements. Website users have access to property deeds and transfers of ownership. The county offers aerial photographs, maps and links to the county surveyor's office for property surveys. Property owners have the opportunity to pay their taxes online.

The Ada County Assessor in Idaho provides online access to land records. These records include maps of survey, subdivision plats and interactive maps. Website users have the option of searching by address, parcel number or subdivision.

Los Angeles County requires users to pay a fee in order to use the Assessor's website. There is an initial setup fee, a monthly maintenance fee and an additional fee for each search, as of April 2015. The services indexes parcels by owner, identification number and address. In Sacramento County, records are available using public computers at the Assessor's office. The law prevents access to some of the information the Assessor collects.

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