Appraisal Terms Help
AC denotes whether or not the building has air conditioning and what kind it is.
The year that a building on the property was originally constructed. The year 1900 is used when no year of construction is on file.
The Appraisal Date is the date the completed permit work was appraised by a property appraiser.
Area Type denotes the different types of a building structure such as the Base or main structure and any other sub structures, such as porches, garages, canopies, patios, etc.
The Assessed Value is the combined values of the land and all improvements minus any Save Our Homes Deferred Value.
The number of bathrooms of the existing structure on the property. Bathrooms may be defined as full or half baths. For Commercial properties, this figure usually indicates the number of bathroom fixtures, not actual bathrooms.
The number of bedrooms of the existing structure on the property.
The Building Use Code denotes the primary use of a building on a particular property.
The Building Value is the value of the major structures on the property.
The Tax Jurisdiction denotes the primary Taxing Authority where a property is located.
The Deferred Value is the value of the property that is deferred from taxation because of Amendment 10, Save Our Homes or Amendment 1 for Non-Homestead Cap 10, which restricts increases in homesteaded property values to the Consumer Price Index or a maximum or 3% per year and restricts increases in Non-Homestead property to a maximum of 10%. Once this property is sold and the homestead is removed, the Deferred Value will become part of the assessed value.
Part of the cost approach used to measure depreciation, determined by the utility and condition of the building.
The Exempt Amount is the total amount of exemptions granted to the property or the homeowner.
The Exterior Wall Type denotes the type of structure of the exterior wall.
The Final Date is the date the permit was signed off on or inspected by the local Codes agency.
Heated Square Footage is the number of square feet for all buildings on the property that is considered to be enclosed and subject to heating or cooling.
Heating denotes whether or not the building has heating and what kind it is.
The Instrument is the method used to record the type of sales transaction.
The Issue Date is the date of the permit was issued by the local codes agency.
The Land Use denotes the primary use of all or part of the land for a particular property.
This Land Value is the classified use or ag value of the land if the property has been granted an agricultural classification.
The Location is the physical apress of the property.
The Market Land Value is the assessed value of the land without an agricultural classification
The Miscellaneous Use denotes the apitional features with value for a particular property.
The Miscallaneous Value is the value of the miscellaneous improvements on the property.
A Neighborhood or Area is an appraiser-defined group of parcels with common characteristics. A neighborhood may or may not be related to a subdivision.
Acres are self-explanatory. An acreage figure is usually not maintained for parcels coded as lots.
The OR Book and Page specifies the Official Records book and page number where the sales transaction has been recorded.
The Parcel Number is the primary identification for a specific piece of Real Estate property in Alachua County. The default setting of "Any Parcel" causes every parcel
number on file to be included in the search.
Parcel Number is ALSO known as: Account Number, PIN and Tax Parcel.
To narrow a search for property by parcel number, locate the parcel number on a trim notice, tax bill, homestead notice, or Ag exemption notification. The number will have the format: 99999 999 999 -OR- 99999-999-999.
After locating the number enter it into the From: Parcel Number field. The leading zeros do not need to be entered, but a separator (blank or -) must be entered between the 3 parts of the parcel number.
For example, Parcel Number 00034 050 001, could be entered any of the following ways:
34 50 1
00034 050 001
If a specific parcel number is not known, then a parcel range can be entered and the search will return a list of parcels within the range.
The Permit Number is assigned by the local Codes Agency who issues the permit for the property.
The Permit Type describes the type of work for which the permit is issued.
The Property Use denotes the primary use of a property as a whole.
Sales are determined to be qualified if the sale price reflects an accurate dollar amount relative to the actual Market Value of the property. Sales are unqualified if the sale price is not reflective of the Market Value. Sales such as those between family members, for instance, are often unqualified because the sale amount is far less than the Market Value.
The Sale Amount is the dollar figure for which the property was sold or the Sale Price. A standard amount of $100 is normally used if the sales transaction is considered unqualified.
The Sale Month/Year is the date of the recorded sale.
The Section, Township and Range denotes the physical location of the property based on the 1 square mile Sections within the Range and Township. Properties within land grants are coded as Section 00.
Square Footage is the number of square feet for any area or subarea of a building structure. Usually the Base or main structure is considered heated and certain types of subareas may be heated in full or in part.
The number of stories of the existing structure on the property. Stories may be defined as full or half story.
A Subdivision is the legally recorded name of a developed area.
The Tax Roll Year denotes the year of the Certified Tax Roll information. Tax Roll Certification happens each year in mid to late October for that year. Therefore, the 2008 Tax Roll is certified in October, 2008, and is considered the Current Tax Roll until October of 2009.
The Taxable Value is the difference between the Total Assessed Value minus SOH Value minus any Exempt Amount. This is the value that will be multiplied by the millage rates to determine the tax liability.
The Taxes is the property tax liability amount due to be paid. It is computed by multiplying the Taxable Value of the property by the Millage Rates of each of the applicable Taxing Authorities.
The Total Value is the combined values of the land and all improvements.
Whether the property was Vacant (no building) or Improved (had a building) at the time of this sales transaction.
Zoning is how the property use has been defined by local planners.