About Pins

A PIN (Property Index Number, also known as a permanent real estate index number) is a numerical code for the legal description of a piece of land as it has been defined for the purposes of real estate taxation. The formatted code points to the parcel's location on the county's tax maps. If you have any questions, contact the Taxes Division at propertytaxes@co.champaign.il.us or (217)384-3722

How To Find Your PIN

The best source for your PIN is your deed or tax bill, or other documents you may have from the purchase of your home. If you are not able to locate any of these documents, you can look the parcel up by address here and the PIN will be in the upper left corner. 

Matches are not guaranteed, and there may be some addresses that are not available. 

Verify the PIN with the legal description on your deed to confirm you have identified the correct property.  

How To Read A PIN

The PIN is a 12-digit number. The basic PIN structure is AA-SS-BB-PPP-UUU

  • AA is the number of the township

  • SS identifies the area of the township where the property is located

  • BB indicates the section of the area of the township

  • PPP indicates what block the section the property is located in

  • UUU is the parcel number within the block

This system uniquely identifies each tax parcel in Champaign County and makes it possible for tax map users to quickly locate a parcel on a tax map. 



PIN = 12-34-56-789-012

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