The georeference number is an abbreviated form of the legal description
and is composed of either subdivision-block-lot (for platted properties),
or abstract-tract (for un-platted land). These items may be derived
from our tax maps or from the legal description of the property.
Each subdivision and abstract has been assigned a unique code.
The georeference number for a platted property is the subdivision
code (without any leading spaces) followed by a dash ("-"), then
the block number, followed by a second dash, then the lot number.
If there is no lot number, use only the subdivision, dash, and
block number; if there is no block number, you must include two
dashes between the subdivision and lot numbers.
AUSTIN, RAY SUBDIVISION (code 1260) Block 2 Lot 14 would be entered
AUSTIN ROAD COMPANY SUB (1270) (no block) lot 1 would be entered
BONHAM, JAMES J SURVEY (A 99) tract 2A01 would be entered as A
Note: the spaces between the A and the 99 above
are required because the abstract code actually contains embedded
spaces in this specific example. Abstract numbers are in the form
of Axxxxy where xxxx is a numeric value and y is a letter suffix
(if shown). The numeric portion of the abstract number has leading
spaces instead of leading zeros, Hence Abstract 10 would be entered
as A 10 (two spaces after the A), Abstract 210 would be entered
as A 210 (one space), and Abstract 1620 would be A1620 (no space).
If you are searching for a subdivision whose code is the first
part of a larger number (subdivision 168 vs 16820), use a dash
("-") after the subdivision code to limit the search to the shorter
number (search for 168-).