Fiscal Services - Assessing
Assessing Department - Phone: 989-837-3334
Parcel Identification Numbers (PIN)
PIN numbers identify specific properties in the city and are included on assessment and tax rolls. Each
property's PIN number is helpful in identifying the parcel's location within the
city of Midland.
Below is a sample PIN number. Each set of digits in the PIN number has a
Using the sample above...
056 represents the county in
which the property is located. In this instance, 056 means the parcel is
located in Midland County.
Typically, the county number will not appear on most legal
14 stands for the township
in which the property is located. The number 14 stands for Midland Township.
On most legal documents, the township number is generally the first set
of digits to appear in the PIN number. Using the above example, that means the
parcel number would read as follows on most legal documentation:
NOTE: The largest portion of the city of Midland is located within
the boundaries of Midland Township, so the majority of PIN numbers for parcels
in the city start with the number 14.
refers to a section of a township. Using the above sample PIN number, 03 means the parcel is
in Section 3 of Midland Township.
70 stands for a specific 80-acre
parcel of land within Section 3 of Midland Township. In the above sample, the parcel is located
within the south half of the northwest quarter (1/4) of Section 3.
250 refers to a specific smaller
parcel within the larger, 80-acre parcel of land.
How to Read Legal Land Descriptions
Legal land descriptions can include reference points such as a Michigan
township's location in respect to the state's Meridian and Base lines. For an
explanation of how to read legal land descriptions, click on the link below.