What Is a Parcel?

A piece of land, regardless of size, under one ownership, is generally described as a parcel.  In maintaining land ownership records, the assessor defines the boundaries of land according to ownership and assigns a unique identifying number to each parcel. This is referred to as the parcel number, parcel identifier, or parcel identification number (PIN).

This numbering becomes the universal tie for other agencies needing access to information relating to properties, like taxes, special assessments, zoning, realtor listing information, water utility ties, mortgages, liens, etc.

With a call to the Mandan Assessing Department (701-667-3232), you can obtain your parcel number or legal description if needed for any of these purposes.