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An APN (Assessor Parcel Number) does not indicate that the parcel is considered a “legal parcel” per the California Subdivision Map Act. APNs exist only for identification of all properties within the state by each counties’ tax collectors. If you have questions regarding legal parcels, you should contact the Planning Division of the jurisdiction you live in.
There may be several reasons:
The Mapping Division processes all deeds/Maps in the date order they are recorded. You may contact our office and a member of our staff will provide an estimate of when the new number(s) will be available.
In most cases, the reason is due to a public road/access. If the parcel includes a portion of a public road, this area is subtracted from the gross acreage of the parcel.
A split is a separation of one Assessor’s parcel into two or more Assessor’s parcels, resulting in separate tax bills for each. A combination merges two or more current assessor parcels into one tax bill. This action is for property assessment purposes only. It does not imply legal lot status nor does it constitute legal lot approval by any Planning/Building authority. If you have questions regarding legal lots, you should contact the Planning Division of the jurisdiction you live in.
Only the property owner or legally authorized agent can request to have a parcel split or combined for property tax purposes. The following is a summary of the requirements, all new parcels will be created for the future roll:
The most common reasons are:
The Assessor's Office is not involved with special assessments (direct charges). We suggest you contact the Placer County Auditor-Controller at 530-889-4160 or call the phone number associated with the direct charge(s) on your tax bill.
Learn how you may obtain maps on our Assessment Inquiry page.
The Assessor’s Office does not provide copies of these maps to the public. We suggest you contact the Placer County Clerk-Recorder’s Office at 530-886-5600.
You will need to contact the city building department where your property is located. If your property is located in an unincorporated area of Placer County, you may contact the Community Development Resource Agency (CDRA) Building Services at 530-745-3010.
You will need to contact the city building department where your property is located. If your property is located in an unincorporated area of Placer County, you may contact the Community Development Resource Agency (CDRA) Building Services at 530-745-3010. Our office can provide building record information from our property files. You will need to provide identification (driver’s license, identification card) to verify you are the owner of the property.