Ed Crapo
CFA, ASA, AAS, FIAAO
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Office Information

  • Office Hours:
    Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm

    Office Phone:
    (352) 374-5230

    Office Fax:
    (352) 374-5278

    Location:
    515 North Main Street
    Suite 200
    Gainesville, Fl 32601

    Custodian of Public Records:
    Property Appraiser

    Records Management Liaison Officer:
    Jim Durrance
    (352) 338-3243




Sales Search Help

Property searches return a list of all the properties matching the search criteria provided.   Once the list is returned you may select any property from the list to see details about the selected property.  Utilize the drop-down boxes OR enter the From: and/or To: values on the right side.   Enter selection data in only the From: box to select = values.   You may page forward in the list by pressing the button located at the bottom of the page.   If the property you are searching for is not listed, you may need to broaden your search criteria.   Once the search results page is returned, you may also select the option to download the requested parcel information to your own PC.   There is a restriction of 400 matched parcels for the to appear.   If more than this number of parcels are found matching your selection criteria, you will not be able to create a download file.  This is due to restrictions on available bandwidth for our site.

You may search for properties using any combination of the following parameters:

The search contains a and a .  The Clear button clears the values entered by the user from the current form.  The Submit button lists all of the properties that match the criteria entered by the user.

All of the searches have a Number of selections to return: Use this to select the maximum number of properties the search will list on a single web page.


Parcel Number:

The Parcel Number is the primary identification for a specific piece of Real Estate property in Alachua County. The default setting of "Any Parcel" causes every parcel number on file to be included in the search.

To narrow a search for property by parcel number, locate the parcel number on a trim notice, tax bill, homestead notice, or Ag exemption notification.  The number will have the format: 99999 999 999   -OR-   99999-999-999.

After locating the number enter it into the From: Parcel Number field. The leading zeros do not need to be entered, but a separator (blank or -) must be entered between the 3 parts of the parcel number.

For example, Parcel Number 00034 050 001 , could be entered any of the following ways:

  •   34 50 1
  •   34-50-1
  •   00034 050 001
  •   00034-050-001

If a specific parcel number is not known, then a parcel range can be entered and the search will return a list of parcels within the range.


Sale Amount:

The Sale Amount is the dollar figure for which the property was sold or the Sale Price. A standard amount of $100 is normally used if the sales transaction is considered unqualified.

To select a range of sales amounts, enter the beginning sale amount in the From: field and the ending amount in the To: field.


9-1-1 Address:

The 9-1-1 Address is the physical address of the property and is maintained by the County E911 Office.


Instrument:

The Instrument is the method used to record the type of sales transaction.


Sale Month/Year:

The Sale Month/Year is the date of the recorded sale. If no date is entered, the default range of the current year will be assumed from Jan 1 to current date. Either 2 or 4 digits may be entered for the year.


Property Use Code:

The Property Use Code denotes the primary use of a property. It is a five(5) position numeric field. Click on the drop-down box to see existing codes and their descriptions.

To select a range of property use codes, enter the beginning use code( All five(5) characters must be entered) in the From: field and the ending use code in the To: field.


Subdivision:

A Subdivision is the legally recorded name of a developed area.

Select a subdivision from the pull-down box. Do not select both Subdivision and Neighborhood or results will not be as desired.


Area/Neighborhood:

A Neighborhood or Area is an appraiser-defined group of parcels with common characteristics. A neighborhood may or may not be related to a subdivision.

Select a neighborhood from the pull-down box. Do not select both Subdivision and Neighborhood or results will not be as desired.


Section-Township-Range:

The Section, Township and Range denotes the physical location of the property based on the 1 square mile Sections within the Range and Township. Properties within land grants are coded as Section 00.


City Code:

The City Code denotes the primary Taxing Authority where a property is located. It is a four(4) position numeric field. Click on the drop-down box to see existing codes and their general locations.

To select a range of city codes, enter the beginning city code( All four(4) characters must be entered) in the From: field and the ending city code in the To: field. For instance, to select all City of Gainesville properties, enter 3600 in the From City Code field and 3700 in the To: City Code field.


Acreage:

Acreage is self-explanatory.

To select a range of acres, enter the beginning acres value in the From: field and the ending acres value in the To: field. Parcels coded as "lots" will not normally have an acreage figure but will show as 0.


Land Use Code:

The Land Use Code denotes the primary use of all or part of the land for a particular property. It is a four(4) position numeric field. Click on the drop-down box to see existing codes and their descriptions.

To select a range of land use codes, enter the beginning use code( All four(4) characters must be entered) in the From: field and the ending use code in the To: field.


Vacant/Improved:

Whether the property was Vacant (No Building) or Improved (Had a Building) at the time of this sales transaction.


Year Built:

The year that a building on the property was originally constructed. A 4 digit year, ie; 1999 or 2003 is required. Enter the beginning and ending year to select a range.


Heated Square Footage:

Heated Square Footage is the number of square feet for all buildings on the property that is considered to be enclosed and subject to heating or cooling.

To select a range of acres, enter the beginning heated square footage value in the From: field and the ending heated square footage value in the To: field.


Bedrooms:

The number of bedrooms of the existing structure on the property.


Bathrooms:

The number of bathrooms of the existing structure on the property. Bathrooms may be defined as full or half baths. Select a half bath by using the decimal point followed by a 5, ie; 1.5 equals 1 and 1/2 baths.


Stories:

The number of stories of the existing structure on the property. Stories may be defined as full or half story. Select a half story by using the decimal point followed by a 5, ie; 1.5 equals 1 and 1/2 stories.


Building Use Code:

The Building Use Code denotes the primary use of a building on a particular property. It is a four(4) position numeric field. Click on the drop-down box to see existing codes and their descriptions.

To select a range of building use codes, enter the beginning use code( All four(4) characters must be entered) in the From: field and the ending use code in the To: field.


Miscellaneous Use Code:

The Miscellaneous Use Code denotes the additional features for a particular property. It is a four(4) position numeric field. Click on the drop-down box to see existing codes and their descriptions.

To select a range of land use codes, enter the beginning use code( All four(4) characters must be entered) in the From: field and the ending use code in the To: field.


Exterior Wall Type:

The Exterior Wall Type denotes the type of structure of the exterior wall. It is a two(2)) position numeric field. Click on the drop-down box to see existing codes and their descriptions.


Show Unqualified Sales:

Sales are determined to be qualified if the sale price reflects an accurate dollar amount relative to the actual Market Value of the property. Sales are unqualified if the sale price is not reflective of the Market Value. Sales such as those between family members, for instance, are often unqualified because the sale amount is far less than the Market Value. The default value is to exclude unqualified sale from the selection. To include unqualified sale, check this box.


Sort By:

Sort By allows you to sequence the results in various orders. The initial Sort By box defaults to Sale Date . You may select another sort in the drop-down box.