How to Read a Property Number
Example: 11 = Berrien County
This number represents the county in which the property is located. All property numbers in Berrien County begin with 11.
City, Township or Village Number:
Example: 18 = St. Joseph Township
This number indicates the city, township or village in which the property is located. Below is a list of the numbers associated with cities, townships, and villages in Berrien County.
Section or Plat Number:
Example: 0002 = Section 2 of St. Joseph Township
Section numbers signify a more specific location within a township, city or village in which the property is located. A plat number represents a specific division of land such as a subdivision or condominium.
Abbreviated Parcel (property) Number:
Example: 0014-00 = Parcel 14-00 in Section 2 of St. Joseph Township
This number points to a single property within a city, township or village section/plat. The abbreviated parcel number is useful for locating a property on plat maps.
The check digit is an arbitrary number assigned to each property during the coding process that aids in record keeping.
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