identified in a number of different ways depending on who wants to know. But, before
you can apply for a building permit you must know how your local government
identifies it. If it is a bare piece of land, (outside of a developed subdivision) it most
likely will not have a situs address yet.
The identity used demande de permis de construire most by government agencies is an identifying number referred to
as the Tax ID Number or the Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN). You will find the APN
on your deed or on your tax bill from the local Tax Collector. It is a fairly long number
and my look something like this: 123-456-789. The first set of numbers is the “book”
number. The second set of numbers is the “page” number, and the last set is the
“parcel” number. (There may be some additional number tagged onto the end and
these are used by the tax collector).
FYI: These numbers correspond to the exact location in the local Recorder’s office
where the original map is on file showing your property when the parcel was created.
You will give this number to the building permit technician when you call or visit the
building department. The questions that must be asked (not necessarily in this order)
before you start your construction project are:
1. What is my property zoned? The answer to this question will tell you if you can build
a single family dwelling on the property.