Assessor Paul D. Petersen

Maricopa County Assessor's Office

Splits

Is there anything I can do to help expedite the split process?
Make sure your title company includes the most recent Assessor's parcel ID number (APN) on the recorded deed and make sure the legal description of the property is accurate.
How long does a property split take?
Depending on the complexity of the split, it should only take 8 to 12 weeks from when our office receives a copy of the recorded deed from the recorders office. However, incomplete submittals may delay the process. Contact our office for more information.
I want to sell a piece of my property to one of my children. How do I split a property to get two parcel numbers for taxes?
Record a deed conveying the property and describing the part of the property (legal description) you are conveying to the new owner. The Recorder's Office forwards all documents transferring property to the Assessor and the Assessor splits the property according to the description on the recorded document. The Assessor's Office suggests you seek the professional help of a title company or an attorney when transferring property. You also may wish to contact your local jurisdiction prior to splitting property to make certain you comply with any local ordinances as well as State requirements.
During parcel search, why do I receive a "No Results" message on Maps (Parcel Viewer)?
If a parcel is included in a split process and has not completed activation in the Assessor system, a search for the old parcel on the Maps page will return "No Results", yet the old parcel information is viewable on the Assessor's main web page. A search for the new parcel on the Maps page will return as "Pending".
Why does a search for a parcel in Maps (Parcel Viewer) come up as "PENDING"?
Pending = new parcel: Property split in process, activation in the Assessor's system is NOT complete.

Note: Pending status means a new parcel number has been assigned through the parcel split process (with possible new ownership). Activation of a new parcel may take 2 - 3 weeks once in the Pending status. Total processing of a split, resulting from a recorded deed, on average takes 8 — 12 weeks.

Split requests and new parcel activation during the months of July, August and early September may take up to 10 - 14 weeks to complete; both on the Maps (Parcel Viewer) page and the Assessor's main web page.
Why does a parcel display a status of "CANCELLED" during search?
It means that the parcel has been cancelled, which means it no longer exists. Or, it could be involved in the split process where the parcel configuration has changed and a new parcel number is being assigned.
During parcel search, what does "Parcel Not Found" mean?
If a parcel is included in a split process and has not completed activation in the Assessor system, a search for the new parcel will come up as "Parcel Not Found". The new parcel however, will be viewable using the Maps (Parcel Viewer) page.