What is a property’s legal description?
A legal description is the legally accepted description or definition of a parcel of land. Examples of legal descriptions within the United States are:.
  • metes and bounds
  • within a platted subdivision
  • by Section of a Township and Range [also known as an aliquot portion of the Public Land Survey System (PLSS)]
  • within a "bounded by" description

The street address may help identify the property but does not constitute the legal description.

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1. What is a property’s legal description?
2. What do township, range, and section mean?
3. What is Land Status Data?
4. Who can I contact for more information?
5. Who should I notify of data errors?