How to Find the Property Tax ID Number for a House

by Mallory Malesky Google

    One of the responsibilities of home ownership is paying property taxes. Counties and cities assess these taxes, and the revenue generated is used to fund many projects such as public schools and roadway maintenance. Although the systems used across the country are different, many tax collectors use property tax identification numbers to organize the accounts. The tax ID numbers are assigned to a certain plot of property. You can find the property tax ID of a house in multiple locations.

    Step 1

    Check the most current property tax bill you received form the tax collector if you are looking for the property tax ID number for your own home or a rental property you own. The property tax ID number should be listed somewhere on the bill.

    Step 2

    Visit the website of the local tax collector or tax assessor. Look for a search function and search for the tax ID number using the property's address or, in some cases, the owner's last name.

    Step 3

    Call the tax collector or tax assessor's office directly. One or both of these offices should be able to provide the information for you if you cannot find it on your bill or through a website.

    Items you will need

    • Property address
    • Tax bill

    Tip

    • The property tax ID number also might be located on the deed to the house and on some of the closing documents you received when you bought your house.
    • If the house is for sale, the listing agent might be able to give you the property tax ID number, or it might be listed on the listing agency's website.

    Warning

    • Some tax authorities might use another name for the property tax ID number, such as a parcel number or assessor's number. The number of digits, patterns and if letters are used also will vary between tax collectors.

    About the Author

    Mallory Malesky has been writing business, finance and general knowledge articles since 2008. In her daily life, she works in corporate product management. Malesky holds a Bachelor of Science in natural science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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