All the information is found on the assessment notice, but the pieces can be in different locations on the notice, depending on which search type you want to use (Address, Roll Number or Plan). As you type in the search bar, the auto-complete suggestions will show under the bar and you can select (left mouse click) the correct one from that list at any point.
For Address: Follow the suggested format provided in the search bar for optimal results. Type in the address given at the bottom of the assessment notice. Make sure to include special characters (e.g. “-“) and spaces. If the address has a unit # but there is no “-“between it and the street number, type it in the search bar without a “-“.
In the example below you would type: 1234 Anywhere Street
For Roll Number: The Roll number is usually unique for each property, but there are still many instances where this is not true. To ensure that you get the right property for the Roll number you have, the format for this search is to use the Jurisdiction number located above the Roll number at the top right of the assessment notice first, and then the Roll number. Do not include the “- City/Town name” shown on the notice. The Jurisdiction number and Roll number should be typed in the search bar in the following format:
In the example below you would type: 308 as Jurisdiction number and 519500059 as Roll number
For Plan: The Plan number is not a unique identifier for a property. As a result you must type in a few other property identifiers that in combination will retrieve the property you are looking for. The full set of property identifiers are the Plan number, Lot number, Jurisdiction number (without the city or town part), and the Roll number. These identifiers can be found on the property assessment notice in two places: the box at the top right (Jurisdiction and Roll) and the box near the top left on the notice (Lot number, Plan number). Please review the picture below. The numbers must be typed in the search bar in the following format, including special characters and spaces. The auto-complete will make suggestions below the search bar and you can select the correct one as soon as it is displayed in the list.
In the example below you would type: VIP4888 as Plan and 5 as Lot
For PID: A parcel Identifier, or PID, is located on the Property Assessment Notice in the shaded box that is a second-from-the-top (the one that contains the street address). See the image below for the location of your PID on your assessment notice. When searching by PID, dashes(-) are not required.
In the example below you would type: 012345678