Performing a New Search
Select "Property Search" in the menu.
You will be greeted by this:
You can search by Parcel, Owner, Address, Intersection, or Advanced Search.
Searching by Parcel
Use Parcel Search if you are interested in a single, specific property and know at least the first part of the parcel number.
Searching by Owner
Use Owner Search if you are interested in searching for a specific owner and know either his or her first or last name.
Searching by Address
Use Address Search if you are interested in searching for properties by all part of an address.
Searching by Intersection
Use Intersection Search if you are interested in finding the geographic location of a specific intersection. Note that performing an Intersection Search returns a map, not a list of properties like Parcel, Owner, Address and Advanced Searches do.
Searching by Advanced Search
Use Advanced Search if you are interested in finding specific properties by advanced criteria like sales, location, residential and land. Using Advanced Search enables you to combine search criteria to find exactly the properties you are looking for.
Add sales criteria to a search by clicking the checkbox next to the type of criteria you want to add. Sales criteria might include Sale Date, Sale Price, Buyer and Seller.
Add location criteria to a search by clicking the checkboxes next to the types of criteria you want to add. Location criteria typically includes Tax District, Township, City/Municipality, School District, and Neighborhood.
Add residential criteria to a search by clicking the checkboxes next to the types of criteria you want to add. Residential criteria might include number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, year built, living area and stories.
Add land criteria to a search by clicking the checkboxes next to the types of criteria you want to add. Land Criteria usually includes acres and land use.
> Start with a more general search, and then modify your search with more specific criteria if you get too many results.
> Choose from location lists to limit your search results to specific geographic areas within the county.
> When choosing from lists, multiple items can be selected by holding down the 'ctrl' (control) key.
> Punctuation (i.e. commas or dollar signs) is not allowed in Sale Price fields.
> Sale Dates must follow the format mm/dd/yyyy.
Using Quick Search
QuickSearch is located in the header and available from any page of Online Auditor. You can search by parcel number, owner or address from one textbox, but there are some restrictions on formatting.
Keep the following rules in mind when using QuickSearch:
Viewing Search Results
Viewing search results is easier with Online Auditor. Sorting, paging, printing and saving to Excel are all supported on the Search Results page. Additionally, up to 100 results can be displayed on a single page. Click on the parcel number in the results to view the data for that parcel. Scroll down to learn more about specific topics.
Sorting Search Results
Sort search results by clicking the title of the column you want to sort by. Sorting is bi-directional, which means you can sort in ascending or descending order; just click the column again. Sorting orders the entire result set, not just the results on the current page.
Paging Through Search Results
You can choose to display 20, 50 or 100 results per page, and then use the 'Next' and 'Previous' buttons to page through your results if necessary. When you combine the paging feature with sorting, it allows for flexible viewing of your search results.
Mapping Search Results
Click 'Map These Properties' in the toolbox on the right side of the page. Doing so will plot your current resultset onto the map. This feature is useful you want to see if your search results have any geographic relation.
Printing Search Results
Click 'Print These Results' when you want to print a hard copy of your results. Clicking this link does not immediately print your results. Instead it links to a page where you can review your results and add notes before you print.
Emailing Search Results
Click 'Email These Properties' in the toolbox on the right side of the page. You will be redirected to an Email page. There, you'll be prompted to fill out a form with the relevant information required to send an email. You also have an option to send a copy of the email to yourself. When you are finished, click Send.
Exporting Search Results to Excel
To save a copy of your search results in comma delimated (.csv) file format, click 'Export These Results'. Comma delimated (.csv) files are common types of files that many spreadsheet programs, like Microsoft Excel, can read.
Downloadable Sales Reports
Downloadable Sales Reports are comma delimated (.csv) files that contain property information in table form. The reports are downloaded and saved on your computer to be viewed by a spreadsheet program on your computer. The most popular spreadsheet viewing program is Microsoft Excel. When you open the sales report in Microsoft Excel, each property is a row in the table and each property has fields displayed as columns of the table.
Saving and Retrieving Searches
Learn how to save your search results and retrieve them later. Saving and Retrieving searches is useful for frequent users of the website. When you save a search it is persisted as a cookie allowing it to be available in future sessions. Saving and retrieving searches is almost effortless. Read more about it in the following sections:
The 'Save This Search As:' Feature
On the Search Results page, a 'Save This Search As:' feature is available on the right edge of the screen.
Your 'Saved Searches:' List
If you have saved searches, a 'Saved Searches:' box will appear on the right edge of the screen. This box will contain all your previously saved searches as a list.