Parcel Identification Numbers
PINs identify specific properties in the City and are included on assessment and tax rolls. Each property's PIN is helpful in identifying the parcel's location within the City of Midland. Below is a sample PIN Each set of digits in the PIN has a specific meaning.
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 documents.
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 Using the above example, that means the parcel number would read as follows on most legal documentation: 14-03-70-250.
Note: The largest portion of the City of Midland is located within the boundaries of Midland Township, so the majority of PINs for parcels in the City start with the number 14.
Refers to a section of a township. Using the above sample PIN, 03 means the parcel is in Section 3 of Midland Township.
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 1/4 of Section 3.
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, download the Land Descriptions Explained (PDF) document.