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Metadata/Data Dictionary for WhiteStar Parcels STANDARD Version - All States Except Texas

Louise White

(updated Oct 2017)

 

PARCEL DESCRIPTION: Boundary of real property parcels with tax identifier and available attributes from each particular county, or jurisdiction.

  

Attributes

 

Attribute Name

Data Type

Description

FID

Object ID

Unique Feature ID in ESRI shapefile.

Shape

Geometry

Parcel Boundary Geometry type (Point, Polygon, etc.) in ESRI shapefile.

fips

Text[5]

The 5-digit Census Federal Information Processing Code for the State and County.

state

Text[2]

2-digit State abbreviation

postal

Text[2]

2-digit state Postal code

county

Text[50]

County name

pointloc

Text[10]

Point Polygon relation indicator:


In Parcel - parcel point/assessor information located within the parcel polygon

Estimated - parcel point estimate given property address information.  These include county centroid, postal centroid, street centerline, or a location estimate based on other information.

No Point - parcel polygon with no associated parcel point/assessor information

parcelapn

Text[45]

The assessor's Parcel Number (APN) or Parcel Identification number assigned to parcels of real property by the tax assessor of a particular jurisdiction for purposes of identification and record-keeping. The assigned number is unique within a jurisdiction.

taxapn

Text[45]

Tax Assessor’s Parcel Number.

dupapn

Text[2]

Duplicate APN. Separate sequential numbers created for each with a different property address.

propsrcflg

Text[1]

Property Source Flag consisting of the following codes:

5 - Property pulled from previous assessment file (from assessment year 2005) - for Orange CA ONLY

 

A - Property info pulled from prior year file where:

Prop Address Source Flag was blank in the prior year file, which indicates that the address came from source, or S, which indicates Mailing was created from Property.

 

B - FULL Property was created from Mailing Address based on the following criteria:

1.  Property address is blank.

2.  Standardized land use is residential.

3.  Improvement value is greater than zero.

4.  Mail full street address starts with a number.

5.  Mail city name matches list of County city names.

6.  Mail state is the property State.

7.  Mail care-of name is blank.

8.  Owner name does not include any non-individual ownership indicators.

 

C - Property info pulled from prior year (city, state, zip) where no property address, city and zip were available in current source file.

 

D - Property pulled from match deed record - for Orange CA ONLY

 

F - Property info pulled from prior year file where:

Full Property address was created from the mailing address and Field Owner Occupied = “Y”, or Property house number was created from mailing address if the property street name = mail street name.

 

H - House number (#) created from mail address when Property Street = Mail Street and it's an improved property based on value.

 

L - Property info pulled from prior year file where:

Full Property address was populated from deed or SAM records.

 

M - FULL Property was created from Mailing Address.

 

O - Property manual created/corrected by comparison to neighboring parcels - for Orange CA ONLY

 

P - Partial creation of Property Address (City, State & Zip only) from the mailing address.

 

S - Mail Address created from Property (SFR Only!)

 

X - Property info pulled from prior year file where:

Property manual created/corrected by comparison to neighboring parcels - for Orange CA ONLY

propfuladd

Text[60]

Property Full Street Address

prophsnum

Text[13]

Property House Number.  In some areas, house numbers may include a direction designation.

propstdirl

Text[2]

Property Street Direction (Left) -  indicator that appears before the street name and denotes the street name direction.

propstname

Text[40]

Property street name

propstsuff

Text[4]

Property street suffix - Official USPS Standardized Suffix Abbreviations.  Refer to the USPS Postal Addressing Standards book - Publication #28 dated 8/95.

propstdirr

Text[2]

Property Street Direction (Right) - indicator that appears after the street suffix to denote direction/quadrant where applicable (e.g., Washington DC, Seattle).

propunttyp

Text[4]

Property Unit Type (Suite,Apt, Unit, etc), if applicable.

propuntnum

Text[11]

Property Unit Number

propcity

Text[30]

Property City name

propstate

Text[2]

Property State name

propzip

Text[5]

Property Zip Code (first 5 digits of full zip code)

propzip4

Text[4]

Property Zip+4 Code (last 4 digits of full zip code, if applicable)

proplat

Double

Property point Latitude

proplong

Double

Property point Longitude

datum

Text[5]

Native coordinate system/Datum for property point lat/lng values

proplat27

Double

Property point Latitude in NAD27 coordinate system

proplong27

Double

Property point Longitude in NAD27 coordinate system

owner1

Text[80]

First Assessed Owner as of the Lien date.  This is the name exactly as shown in the current Assessor's Tax Roll.

owner2

Text[80]

Second Assessed Owner - Contains additional assessed owner name, when provided separately by the county. DBA names are preceded with indicator of "DBA".

careofname

Text[80]

Mail Care-Of Name.  If a care of name (%, C/O, Attn, etc.) is present, may not want to consider the address as the actual Current Owner Mail Address.

ownsrccode

Text[1]

Owner Source Code - source of the Parsed Owner Names:

 

1 - Parsed owner name from Deed.

 

2 - Parsed owner name from Mortgage (SAM)

 

3 - Owner Name programmatically parsed

 

4 - Not able to parse Owner Name

ownvestcd

Text[2]

Assessee/Owner Vesting Code, when available, either identifies how the Assessee took title (vesting) or describes the type of entity (ID) based on conversion.

 

AK - Also known as (A/K/A)

 

CO - Company/Corporation

 

CP - Community Property

 

CT - Contract Owner

 

DB - Doing Business As (DBA)

 

EA - Et al (and others)

 

ES - Estate

 

EU - Et ux (and wife)

 

EX - Executor

 

FK - Formerly known as (F/K/A)

 

FM - Family Trust

 

GV - Government

 

HH - Her Husband

 

HW - Husband and wife

 

IR - Irrevocable Trust

 

JS - Joint tenants with right of survivorship

 

JT - Joint tenants

 

JV - Joint venture

 

LE - Life Estate

 

LV - Living Trust

 

MI - Minor/Guardian

 

MM - Married Man as his sole & separate property

 

MW - Married Woman as her sole & separate property

 

PA - Partnership

 

RT - Revocable Trust

 

SM - Single/unmarried man

 

SO - Sole Owner

 

SW - Single/unmarried woman

 

TC - Tenants in Common

 

TD - Transfer of Death

 

TE - Tenants by Entirety

 

TN - Tenant

 

TR - Trustee/Conservator

 

TS - Trust

 

TX - Taxpayer

 

WD - Widow/Widower

taxacctnum

Text[30]

Tax Account Number, when provided in the assessment files, an arbitrary parcel identifier usually assigned by the County Treasurer for tax purposes.

mailfuladd

Text[80]

Mailing Full Address - where the current tax bill is mailed each year.

mailunttyp

Text[4]

Mailing address Unit Type (Suite, Apt, Unit, etc), if applicable.

mailuntnum

Text[8]

Mailing address Unit Number

mailcity

Text[30]

Mailing address City name

mailstate

Text[2]

Mailing address State name

mailzip

Text[5]

Mailing address Zip Code (first 5 digits of full zip code)

mailzip4

Text[4]

Mailing address Zip+4 Code (last 4 digits of full zip code, if applicable)

landusecod

Text[8]

Land Use Code - standardized for all counties.  Code value is presented in adjacent Land Use Description field

landusedes

Text[100]

Land Use Description - detailed definition of corresponding Land Use Code.

zoning

Text[25]

Actual city Zoning, unique to each incorporated area.  If not available on the Assessment Roll, this field will be blank.

landval

Long

Current assessed Land Value (land only, before exemptions, if any) as reported on the current county tax/assessment roll.

improvval

Long

Current assessed Improvement Value (before exemptions, if any) as reported on the current county tax/assessment roll. 

totalvalue

Long

Current assessed Total Value of both Land and Improvements (before exemptions, if any) as reported on the current county tax/assessment roll.

salesprice

Long

Sales Price paid by the current owner of the subject parcel as listed on the county tax/assessment roll, if available.

salescode

Text[1]

Assessed Sales Price Code. Only one value, if applicable:

 

dash - Assessor Qualified Sale (Not used for comps)

 

! - Liens Exceed Value or Assumption of Loan.  Liens/Loans involved in the transaction exceed market value. (Not used for comps)

 

# - Sales Price manually computed from the Transfer Tax, but the Transfer Tax amounts were not keyed due to field length limitations. (Not used for comps)

 

$ - Sales Price amount or Transfer Tax to compute Sales Price is blurred or unreadable. (Not used for comps)

 

% - Unable to calculate Sales Price from given Transfer Tax, additional information is needed.

 

& - Non arms length transaction. (Not used for comps)

 

* - Sales Price or Transfer Tax rounded by county prior to computation. Varies by county. (Not used for comps)

 

? - Sold for Taxes. (Not used for comps)

 

@ - Unable to calculate Sales Price from given Transfer Tax, additional information is needed. (Not used for comps)

 

^ - Transfer Tax on document indicated as EXEMPT. (Not used for comps)

 

| - Document states price as "0", "None", "No Consideration". (Not used for comps)

 

~ - Sales Price computed using current Excise Tax Rate for the given property city name appearing on the transfer record. (Washington State only) (Not used for comps)

 

0 - Full amount computed from Transfer Tax or Excise Tax. (Not used for comps)

 

2 - Full amount stated on Document. (Not used for comps)

 

3 - Partial amount computed from Transfer Tax. (Not used for comps)

 

4 - Sales price computed from Transfer Tax. No indication whether tax was paid on full or partial consideration. (Not used for comps)

 

5 - Comparable Market Value. (Not used for comps)

 

6 - Exchange (Hawaii documents – Special transaction that provides a tax advantage to the parties involved, may cause sales price to be artificial.) (Not used for comps)

 

7 - Full amount from assessment file, when available. (Not used for comps)

 

8 - Document states that Price/Transfer Tax is not a matter of public record. (Not used for comps)

 

9 - From recorded Affidavit of Value or Verified. (Not used for comps)

 

A - Full amount from assessment file, when available.

 

B - Sales Price amount or Transfer Tax to compute Sales Price is blurred or unreadable.

 

C - Comparable Market Value.

 

D - Full amount stated on Document.

 

E - Exchange (Hawaii documents – Special transaction that provides a tax advantage to the parties involved, may cause sales price to be artificial.)

 

F - Full amount computed from Transfer Tax or Excise Tax.

 

G - Amount of redemption.  Only used for Redemption Deeds. (DocType = “RD”)

 

H - Sales Price computed from county transfer tax based on either full consideration or assessed value (Nebraska counties and Kenosha WI only)

 

J - Judgment Amount

 

K - Estimated Sales Price

 

L - Liens Exceed Value or Assumption of Loan.  Liens/Loans involved in the transaction exceed market value.

 

M - Sales Price manually computed from the Transfer Tax, but the Transfer Tax amounts were not keyed due to field length limitations.

 

P - Partial amount computed from Transfer Tax.

 

Q - Assessor Qualified the sales price as a comparable for mass appraisal applications

 

R - Sales Price or Transfer Tax rounded by county prior to computation. Varies by county.

 

S - Sold for Taxes.

 

T - Transfer Tax on document indicated as EXEMPT.

 

U - Sales price computed from Transfer Tax. No indication whether tax was paid on full or partial consideration.

 

V - From recorded Affidavit of Value or Verified.

 

W - Sales Price computed using current Excise Tax Rate for the given property city name appearing on the transfer record. (Washington State only)

 

X - Document states that Price/Transfer Tax is not a matter of public record.

 

Z - Document states price as "0", "None", "No Consideration".

 

prevsaledt

Date

Previous Sale Date - The date the property sold prior to the current ownership as listed on the county tax/assessment roll, if available.

prevsalepr

Long

Previous Sales Price paid by the previous owner of the subject parcel as listed on the county tax/assessment roll, if available.

prevsalecd

Text[1]

Previous Sales Price Code - see salescode above.

taxsource

Text[1]

Tax Source code.

 

T - Tax

 

A - Assessor

taxamount

Text[30]

Tax Amount

taxyear

Text[4]

Tax Year

taxdelyear

Text[2]

Tax Delinquent Year

medtwprng

Text[15]

WhiteStar GRID™ Meridian /Township/Range - combined values of meridian, township, township direction, range & range direction where parcel point geographically intersects, where applicable.

meridian

Text[3]

WhiteStar GRID™ Meridian where parcel point geographically intersects, where applicable.

township

Text[3]

WhiteStar GRID™ Township where parcel point geographically intersects, where applicable.

twpdir

Text[1]

WhiteStar GRID™ Township Direction associated with twp value, where applicable.

range

Text[3]

WhiteStar GRID™ Range where parcel point geographically intersects, where applicable.

rangedir

Text[1]

WhiteStar GRID™ Range Direction associated with rng value, where applicable.

section

Text[3]

WhiteStar GRID™ Section where parcel point graphically intersects, where applicable.

legaldesc

Text[125]

The narrative Legal Description of the property, exactly as given in the Assessor Source Files.

lotarea

Text[10]

Lot Area or size.  The total square footage of the land.

lotareaunt

Text[10]

Lot Area Unit - lot size or area measurement.

 

AC - Acres

 

FF - Front Feet

 

SF - Square Feet

acreage

Text[30]

The total square footage of the land.

 

Possible values:

 

Acreage - if less than 1.00 AC, converted to SF

 

Square footage - converted to acres when exceeds 43,560 SF

 

Front feet - dimensions (in whole feet only)

schtaxdis1

Text[15]

School/Tax District 1 - Identifies first school and/or tax districts. These fields will be used in different ways, depending on the data provided by the county. If the county provides three or fewer districts, the School/Tax District field will contain the name or description of the district, and an identifying code will move to School/Tax District Indicator. If there are multiple districts, as in many Texas counties, as many districts as possible will move to the three school/tax district fields.

schtax1ind

Text[1]

School/Tax District 1 Indicator.  Values are:

 

A - Water

 

C - Conservation

 

D - Drainage

 

F - Fire

 

H - Historical

 

L - Special Services

 

M - Municipality

 

N - Sanitation

 

P - Public Improvement

 

R - Transportation

 

S - School

 

T - Tax

 

U - Utility

 

W - Waste Management

 

X - Miscellaneous

schtaxdis2

Text[15]

School/Tax District 2 - see schtaxdis1 description above.

schtax2ind

Text[1]

School/Tax District 2 Indicator - see schtax1ind description above.

schtaxdis3

Text[15]

School/Tax District 3 - see schtaxdis1 description above.

schtax3ind

Text[1]

School/Tax District 3 Indicator - see schtax1ind description above.

neighcode

Text[9]

Parcel Neighborhood Code or geographic area of a parcel as provided by the county.

comments

Text[200]

Additional information regarding a parcel. This information may come from a comments field provided by the county or can be information added by us. If duplicate parcels are present, this field contains a Summary of multiple building records and should contain the Improvement # and any available physical characteristics.

source

Text[10]

Source of parcel data.

amoddate

Date

Attribute Modification Date - reflects any changes to the values that occurred since the last build.

gmoddate

Date

Geographic Modification Date - reflects any changes to parcel geometry that occurred since the last build.

shape_area

Double

Calculated Shape Area based on the parcel datum (decimal degrees)

shape_len

Double

Calculated Shape Length based on the parcel datum (decimal degrees)