You can perform searches by entering one or more pieces of information about an account. For example, if you know the owner's name, you can simply enter it into the Last Name First Name field. If you know the situs address, you may also enter it. The more information you enter, the more focused the search results will be. REMEMBER to click the Clear Search button before starting a new search.
If you know the Account Number just simple enter it in the format shown above the Account Number field i.e. R14005.
If you know the Parcel Number you can enter it here, with no dashes (-) i.e. 399305211076.
Normal vs. Advanced Search:
?Normal? searches will search for a name in the order you entered it. You will need to enter Last Name first. For example, if you enter: Franklin Benjamin Normal, the system will return the owner(s) named Franklin Benjamin but not Franklin Roosevelt.
?Advanced? searches work more like an Internet search engine. The order of the words doesn?t matter. For example, if you enter: Franklin Benjamin Advanced, the system will return owner(s) named Benjamin Franklin and Franklin Roosevelt and Benjamin Moore.
You can enter the Owners Name (last name, first name) in this field. If the Owner Name you are looking for is Harvey Smith you should enter it as Smith Harvey or just enter Smith and choose from the list. With Owner Name you have the option of a Normal Search or Advanced Search.
You can enter a Business Name in this field i.e. Home Depot. With Business Name you have the option of Normal Search or Advanced Search.
If you know the physical address of the property you may enter it here i.e. 16365 6420. The Street Name HAS to be entered to use this search. If you choose not to enter a city or zip code the search will return results for ALL matches. You can refine you search by entering the city or zip code.
If you enter the name of a Subdivision, as you type a list will appear for you to select a Subdivision from. When using subdivision searches, you can search on just the Subdivision, the Subdivision and Block or the Subdivision, Block and Lot. Ranges of Lots can be specified by using a colon i.e. 12:30 would be lots 12 through 30.
You have to enter the Section, Township and Range i.e. 32, 49 and 9.
The * character is a wild card character. It can be used in both Normal and Advanced Searches. It can be substituted for any other character or characters. For example, if you enter: Frank*Ben* Normal, the system will return accounts belonging to Benjamin Franklin and Bennie Frankenstein. This can be useful if you are unsure about spelling.
Advanced Search Operators:
Performing Advanced searches with no operators will return accounts containing any of the words you entered. By using certain modifiers, or Operators, you can focus your search. The + operator tells the system that this word must appear in the account. For example, if you enter: Franklin+Benjamin Advanced, the system will return the names belonging to Benjamin Franklin but not Franklin Roosevelt. The ? operator tells the system that this word must NOT appear in the account. For example, if you enter: Franklin-Benjamin Advanced, the system will return the names belonging to Franklin Roosevelt but not Benjamin Franklin.
The user needs to click on the Sales Search option in the upper right hand corner to use the following searches.
You can search over multiple Subdivisions or just one. You simply need to type the name of the Subdivision into the Subdivision field and put a * at the end. The * is a wild card as described above. This search gives the user sale information, book & page or reception number, legal description. The user can access the account from here by simply clicking on the account number. The user can combine the Basic Search with the Advanced Search or use them separately.
Sale Date Search:
You can enter a Sale Date range to search sales within a specified range i.e. 01/01/06 to 05/01/06. Enter slashes between month, day and year. If you click on the calendar icon ( ) next to the Sale Date fields you can simply click on a date within a specific month and the date will automatically populate the fields. You could also add a Sales Price range or combine the Advanced Search option, like Subdivision or Section, Township and Range.
Sales Price Search
You can enter a Sale Price range to search sales within a specified range i.e. 100000 to 150000. Do not enter $, decimals or commas, enter Sales Price as whole numbers. You could also add a Sale Date range or combine with the Advanced Search option, like Subdivision or Section, Township and Range.