Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the a list of common questions other users have asked. You can filter the results to a particular category or properties and services using the Filter by Category option below, and further refine your search useing the FAQ Search box.


The Assessor’s Office does not conduct surveys nor recommend surveyors. You may wish to contact a local surveying firm.

The Assessor's Office does not require or maintain blueprints for single-family residences. Our sketches define the sizes and shapes of areas of separate appraisal interest such as livable and non-livable areas, additions, outbuildings, carports, garages, hangars, pole barns, stables, sports courts, and other unique features that affect a parcel's value.

No, the sale price is public record from the affidavit of sale recorded with the Maricopa County Recorder's Office. It is our legal responsibility to value all properties in Maricopa County, and the sale price is vital part of that. It is also the legal right of a property owner to appeal their assessed valuation, and the sale price is a valuable resource for the appeal.
The property address, or the situs address, is not typically assigned to vacant land. If this is the case, you will want to contact the municipality in which the property is located and request a situs address. The municipality will contact the Assessor's Office with the new situs address, and we will update our records accordingly.
The State of Arizona has exemptions for widows, widowers, and disabled persons. Visit the Property Exemptions FAQ page for more information, or call us at 602-506-3406 to speak to someone who can assist you.
If the property is held in joint tenancy with right of survivorship or as community property with right of survivorship, you can record a copy of the death certificate or a notice of death at the Recorder's Office along with the legal description. The name will be removed once the recorded document is forwarded to our office from the Recorder's Office. Recording the death certificate will not remove the decedent's name from a trust.

Each parcel is given a unique number to identify it. This number is listed on your Notice of Value and can be used to search for your property on the Assessor's and Treasurer's websites. The number consists of three to four parts which gradually identify parcels with more specificity. The first three digits of the number are the Assessor's book number which covers large parts of the county. The next two digits are the Assessor's map number which is the map within the book. Finally, the last three digits are the Assessor's item number identifying the specific property. Sometimes, when the parcel has been split, you will see a letter after the last three numbers identifying which part of the split it is.

Below are some tips to assist you in finding what you are looking for.

By Parcel Number

To find any parcel, just type in the parcel (apn) number. Any format works. For instance, [book]-[map]-[parcel][split] will work with any characters (or no characters) in between the items.

  • 111-11-111-A
  • 11111111
  • 11111111a
By Owner Name

To search by owner name, you can simply type in the owner's name in full, do not abbreviate the first name.

By Address

To search by address, enter in an address in a standard "address" format. What we define as a standard format is [number] [street pre direction] [street name] [street type] [city], AZ [zip code]. You can omit city, state and zip code from queries. Please note street direction must be E, N, W, S, NE, NW, SE, SW and street type should be abbreviated; for example, ST, AVE, PL, LN. TIP! If you are having difficulties leave off the street type and simply search by number direction and street name.

  • 123 E Main
  • 123 E Main St
  • 123 E. Main St Phoenix
  • 123 Main St 85001
By Subdivision

To search for parcels within a subdivision, simply type in the subdivision name. You can also view all parcels within a subdivision by clicking on the subdivision name in the search results or parcel details.

By MCR Number

To search for parcels within a MCR, follow the same instructions as for a subdivision. If you know the MCR number, just enter it in. You can also view all parcels within a MCR number by clicking on the MCR number link in the search results or parcel details.

By City or Zip Code

To search for parcels within a city or zip code, simply type in the city or zip code.

By Section, Township, Range (STR)

To search for parcels within a section, township, and range, rhe only requirement for this targeted search is that all three items; section, township and range must be present in the query.

By Business Name or Account Number

To search for a business name or account number (for personal property searches), you can type in a business (account) name, address, account/roll number, multiple number, or lease number.

By Mobile Home

To search for mobile homes, simply type in an owner name, address, account number or a VIN.