A legal description is a specific way of identifying a particular plot of real estate and the legal geographic location of its boundaries. You can find the legal description on the property's current or previously recorded deeds, your County Register or Recorder of Deeds Office (often online), property tax assessments, websites such as Zillow.com, your mortgage contract, or your land title.
The legal description is NOT the same as a property’s street address, as this may change from time to time. However, it is still recommended to include the street address on a deed, for sake of clarity. Depending on the type of property, the legal description might be in the form of a simple lot and block reference, or it may be in a survey format giving a detailed measurement of the plot. It is crucial to get the legal description correct to complete a sale or transfer.
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