Property ownership is public information. All East Idaho property information is stored in interactive databases referred to as GIS or Geographic Information Systems. These systems and their data are managed by individual counties in the state of Idaho. For example, to research a property in Rexburg, a person would use the Madison County GIS. To research real estate in Idaho Falls a person would search the Bonneville County GIS.
These systems include maps, boundary lines, the names of property owners, mailing addresses for the property owners, and tax assessor information like assessed value and current tax rate. GIS search tools make it very easy to research a property. You can find your parcel number below by choosing the county of the subject property.
Click the image to see what the Madison County Idaho GIS Search window looks like.
When you use the GIS search tool, a map is displayed that shows the results of the search. Clicking on a property then allows you to print out the County Parcel Report. Click the map below to see a sample parcel report.
One common mistake when writing up a real estate purchase and sale agreement is to use the parcel number as the legal description. This is poor practice and may lead to problems in the future. It is always best practice to use the full legal description of the property you are looking at. To get advanced information on a parcel, contact one of our agents and we will provide you with a property profile.