So here’s one that recently came up:
How to tell what municipality a property is located in?
Sounds like a silly question but in Florida there are properties which are in ‘unincorporated areas right next to, and surrounded by, municipalities and quite often the city zip codes overlay both. This came up in a recent sale. The property in question was located in Prosperity Harbor. Now, Prosperity Harbor is located within the Village of North Palm Beach but has a zip code and mailing address of 33410 which is, generally speaking, Palm Beach Gardens. Here is the most accurate way to determine if a property is in a municipality and if so, which one.
Look at the first 2 digits of the Parcel ID # which will like this one: 68-43-42-05-23-004-0000
The first 2 digits of this number are the city code. If the first 2 digits of this Parcel ID are ’00’ then the property is located outside of the limits of any local municipality. This is what we call unincorporated Palm Beach County.
In this instance the first 2 digits are 68 which indicates the property is located within the Village of North Palm Beach. Here’s a list of the city codes used in Palm Beach County…