Why is the acreage shown for my parcel on the Assessor's Map different from the acreage my surveyor and/or realtor say I actually own ?
The acreage shown for each parcel on the Assessor's Map is the "net" acreage of that parcel. A parcel's "net" acreage is defined for local property assessment and taxation purposes as the total (or "gross") acreage owned, minus any part of the parcel that is subject to a "public way".
A "public way" is defined for local property assessment and taxation purposes as any public street, road, avenue, drive, sidewalk, alley, jogging or bicycle path or other area maintained for public travel.
The acreage is only shown on the Assessor's Map for parcels containing one (1) "net" acre or more. If you have your property surveyed by a licensed land surveyor or registered civil engineer, then ask them to provide a copy to the Assessor. The new land survey data will be reviewed and used to update our assessment maps and records.