Maps & Parcel Data
Assessor Parcel Maps
For the Assessor, the basic requirement in describing property is that it clearly designates the property assessed. The simplest and most common method of describing land for assessment purposes is by reference to maps. Assessor's maps may or may not represent legal, buildable lots. Check with the county or city planning departments to verify whether or not a particular Assessor Parcel is a buildable lot.
Parcel Maps are grouped by Book-Page-Parcel. These correspond to the first three parts of your Assessor's Parcel Number (APN). For example, the map containing APN 08-120-99 would be referred to as Book 08, Page 120. On that Page, Parcel 99 would be yours.
Our staff has prepared a handy Sample Assessor Parcel Map (PDF) which will help you understand the various symbols and terms used on the parcel maps.
To view or print an assessor's parcel map, the county has provided an internet site linked to the county's GIS system. By clicking on this hyperlink, the website tool allows you to select individual parcels and obtain a PDF image of the assessor's parcel map by launching the 'Parcel Report' feature. The parcel map image can be viewed and printed for free. Additional parcel-based data can be found as well, such as mailing/situs address, assessed value, land/building characteristics, zoning, districting, local government representative, and select county permit case information associated with the parcel. You may also overlay images, district boundaries, find schools and parks, and upload a text file of addresses and display them on the map.
Parcel Quest Data & Maps
Alternatively, current secured roll property values and current Assessor Parcel Maps for your area are also available using the ParcelQuest search tool. This Property Search tool will allow you to find your property by Assessor's Parcel Number (APN) or by street address. You can find your APN on your Property Tax Bill, or you can call our office for assistance. Some parcels, such as vacant land, do not have street addresses, so you will need to use the APN for your search.
The Parcel Detail screen will show your APN, Property Status, Situs Address, and abbreviated Legal description. The Values section will include Land Value, Improvement Value, any Exemption amount and the Total Assessed Value. The Secured Roll value is the assessed value used for tax purposes in the current fiscal year.
Parcel Quest is an off-site data service. The data on this site does come directly from the Nevada County Assessor and is updated frequently. While we have a high confidence in the accuracy of this data, we cannot be held liable for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies.
The Nevada County Assessor and the County of Nevada assume no responsibility arising from use of this information. The maps and associated data are provided without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Before making decisions using the information provided on these maps and related data, contact the Recorder's Office, the appropriate Nevada County department, and other original sources to confirm the validity of the data provided.