No. The legal description is a listing of the property’s location that is designed to tell anyone exactly where the property is, what the boundaries of the property look like, and how much land is included in the property.

An address, on the other hand, is designed to be a quick and easy way to guide letter carriers to a location. Obviously, there is no need to tell the letter carrier if the property is 55 or 56 feet deep, nor is it necessary to tell a letter carrier the precise lattitude or longitude of the property.

While we more commonly use addresses, legal descriptions are still very important. All legal documents pertaining to the property must include the legal description to provide the reader notice of precisely the property it refers to.

As a result, documents such as deeds and mortgages include the legal description and it is very important to ensure that the legal description is accurate so that the official records are accurate.

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