When entering a listing, there’s a handy button on the address tab that can help prevent mistakes and possible rule violations while saving you time. It’s called Populate Tax Data button and works by populating some required information in your listing.

Populate Tax Data button

Using Populate Tax Data Button (aka auto-pop, auto-populate)

To use the button, enter in the full property address or the Assessors Parcel Number (APN) then click the Populate Tax Data. When entering a residential listing the button will populate all the below fields. Fields will vary based on the property type you are entering.

Assessor’s Book # Assessor’s Book #
 Assessor’s Parcel #  Legal Description
 Assessor’s Map #  Map Code Grid
 Assessors’s Parcel Ltr  Legal Subdivision
 House Number  Owner/Occ Name
 Compass  Approx SqFt
 Street Name  Year built
 Street Suffix  Geo Latitude
 Street Dir Suffix  Geo Longitude
 Street Dir Suffix  Township
 Street Dir Suffix  Range
 City/Town Code  Section
 State/Province  Lot Number
Zip Code  Tax Year
 Zip 4  Tax Amount

Give this a try the next time you enter listing. For more info on ARMLS Rules check out our Online Rules course.