Recently, and it wasn't the first time, a potential seller walked into my office with a single piece of paper from the developer they got in the mail back in 1980 when they purchased property at Lake Sinclair. It identified the property only as Tract XX, Lot XX, no county, no street, no subdivision. After a few minutes of questions they did know what county they paid their annual taxes to, so it was narrowed down a bit.
Then I got on my trusty computer and went to QPublic From there you can navigate to the counties and search by name and find more information about property. Unfortunately their property was not identified by street on the tax digest, because as it turns out much of the property in that area is still undeveloped and no one has the street as their mailing address and that particular county... well their record keeping leaves something to be desired.
But I did manage to eventually click on "previous" or "next" partial and get some names of adjacent owners and then look up some phone numbers to determine the street that this property was located on for the couple today.
But I suggest if you own property that you would like to "find" again that you haven't seen for over 20 years that you call a broker and/or the county court house and get some information first. In having their map and parcel number from the qpublic records in only minutes the tax assessor could have looked at the map and given me a street name... had it not been on a Sunday.
I do find it amazing though, the number of people who've walked through my office doors over the past 23 years and literally had NO IDEA where property they own and pay taxes on is located.
But if you can't find it, if you give me a copy of your latest tax bill, I can. Call me.
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