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Allegheny County Real Estate CD

Date: 2015-07-24
Tags: gis real-estate

The Allegheny County Offered by the Office of Property Assessments offers a CD with information for all of the properties in the county that is updated quarterly. The CD contains a single 242MB file, currently in xlsx format.

To convert the Microsoft format to a format which can be consumed by PostgreSQL, namely CSV, LibreOffice can be used:

libreoffice --headless --convert-to csv ALLEGHENY_COUNTY_MASTER_FILE_07022015.xlsx

We can now create a table to import the CSV directly into. I created this schema by looking at the data found in the csv and correcting any errors found on import. PostgreSQL is very nice in that it won’t truncate data and will complain if invalid data is inserted. If you choose to use MySQL, please be aware that it can truncate and coerce data.

CREATE TABLE tax_assessments (
    parid character(16),
    propertyowner character varying(255),
    propertyhousenum character varying(255),
    propertyfraction character varying(255),
    propertyaddress character varying(255),
    propertycity character varying(255),
    propertystate character varying(255),
    propertyunit character varying(255),
    propertylocation2 character varying(255),
    propertyzip character(5),
    municode character varying(4),
    munidesc character varying(255),
    schoolcode character varying(4),
    schooldesc character varying(255),
    neighcode character varying(50),
    neighdesc character varying(255),
    taxcode character(1),
    taxdesc character varying(255),
    ownercode character(2),
    ownerdesc character varying(255),
    statecode character(1),
    statedesc character varying(255),
    usecode character(3),
    usedesc character varying(255),
    lotarea integer,
    homesteadflag character(3),
    farmsteadflag character(3),
    saledate character(8),
    saleprice integer,
    salecode character(2),
    saledesc character varying(255),
    deedbook character varying(50),
    deedpage character varying(50),
    mabt character(1),
    agent character varying(255),
    taxfulladdress1 character varying(255),
    taxfulladdress2 character varying(255),
    taxfulladdress3 character varying(255),
    taxfulladdress4 character(5),
    changenoticeaddress1 character varying(255),
    changenoticeaddress2 character varying(255),
    changenoticeaddress3 character varying(255),
    changenoticeaddress4 character(5),
    countybuilding integer,
    countyland integer,
    countytotal integer,
    countyexemptbldg integer,
    localbuilding integer,
    localland integer,
    localtotal integer,
    fairmarketbuilding integer,
    fairmarketland integer,
    fairmarkettotal integer,
    style character(2),
    styledesc character varying(255),
    stories numeric,
    yearblt character(4),
    exteriorfinish character(1),
    extfinish_desc character varying(255),
    roof character(1),
    roofdesc character varying(255),
    basement character(1),
    basementdesc character varying(255),
    grade character varying(3),
    gradedesc character varying(255),
    condition character(1),
    conditiondesc character varying(255),
    totalrooms integer,
    bedrooms integer,
    fullbaths integer,
    halfbaths integer,
    heatingcooling character(1),
    heatingcoolingdesc character varying(255),
    fireplaces integer,
    attachedgarages integer,
    finishedlivingarea integer,
    cardnumber integer,
    alt_id character varying(255),
    taxsubcode_desc character varying(255),
    taxsubcode character(1)
);
CREATE INDEX parid_idx ON tax_assessments ( parid );

From there we can import the CSV:

COPY tax_assessments FROM 'ALLEGHENY_COUNTY_MASTER_FILE_07022015.csv' WITH CSV HEADER

Here’s an assorted set of some of the fields. You’ll note that these are sorted lexically, not numerically and that the fields are character fields (see above). This is intentional because since I didn’t create this data, I can’t always guarentee there won’t be a change in the various codes later on. See heatingcooling. There is no reason you couldn’t make them integer fields in your own import as applicable.

ownercode ownerdesc
10 REGULAR
11 REGULAR-ETAL
12 REGULAR-ETUX OR ET VIR
13 REGULAR-ESTATE
16 REGULAR-ETAL & ETUX
18 REGULAR-UNFINISHED
20 CORPORATION
21 CORPORATION-RAILROAD
23 CORPORATION-RIGHT-OF-WAY
28 CORPORATION-UNFINISHED
schoolcode schooldesc
1 Allegheny Valley
10 Clairton City
11 Cornell
12 Deer Lakes
13 Duquesne City
14 East Allegheny
16 Elizabeth Forward
17 Fox Chapel Area
18 Monroeville Gateway
2 Avonworth
20 Hampton Township
21 Highlands
22 Keystone Oaks
23 McKeesport Area
24 Montour
25 Moon Area
26 Mt Lebanon
27 North Allegheny
28 North Hills
29 Northgate
3 Pine-Richland
30 Penn Hills Twp
31 Plum Boro
32 Quaker Valley
33 Riverview
34 Shaler Area
35 South Allegheny
36 South Fayette Twp
37 South Park
38 Steel Valley
39 Sto-Rox
4 Baldwin Whitehall
42 Upper St Clair
43 West Allegheny
44 West Jefferson
45 West Mifflin Area
46 Wilkinsburg Boro
47 City Of Pittsburgh
48 McDonald
49 Trafford
5 Bethel Park
50 Norwin
6 Brentwood Boro
7 Carlynton
8 Chartiers Valley
9 Woodland Hills
usecode usedesc
1 RES SKELETON RECORD
10 SINGLE FAMILY
100 VACANT LAND
101 GENERAL FARM
102 LIVE STOCK FARM
103 DAIRY FARM
104 POULTRY FARM
105 FRUIT & NUT FARM
106 VEGETABLE FARM
108 NURSERY
109 GREENHOUSES, VEG & FLORACULTURE
110 >10 ACRES VACANT
111 BUILDERS LOT
112 LIVESTOCK O/T D & P-CAUV
115 FRUIT & NUT FARMCAUV
118 CONDOMINIUM COMMON PROPERTY
120 TIMBER OR FOREST LAND
130 RIGHT OF WAYRESIDENTIAL
131 RETENTION PONDRESIDENTIAL
190 OTHER
199 OTHER AGRICULTURALCAUV
2 COM SKELETON RECORD
20 TWO FAMILY
210 COAL LAND, SURFACE RIGHTS
220 COAL RIGHTS, WORKING INTERESTS
230 COAL RIGHTS SEP. ROYALTY INTEREST
240 OIL & GAS RIGHTS WORKING INTEREST
260 OTHER MINERALS
30 THREE FAMILY
300 VACANT INDUSTRIAL LAND
310 FOOD & DRINK PROCESSING
317 FORESTRY WITH BUILDING
320 HEAVY MANUFACTURING
330 MEDIUM MANUFACTURING
340 LIGHT MANUFACTURING
341 RECYCLING/SCRAP YARDS
345 BULK TRANSFER TERMINAL
350 WAREHOUSE
351 WAREHOUSE/MULTI-TENANT
352 MINI WAREHOUSE
353 DISTRIBUTION WAREHOUSE
360 INDUSTRIAL TRUCK TERM
370 SMALL SHOP
380 MINES AND QUARRIES
389 INDUSTRIAL/UTILITY
399 OTHER
40 FOUR FAMILY
400 VACANT COMMERCIAL LAND
401 APART: 5-19 UNITS
402 APART:20-39 UNITS
403 APART:40+ UNITS
404 RETL/APT’S OVER
405 RETL/OFF OVER
406 RETL/STOR OVER
409 BED & BREAKFAST
410 MOTEL & TOURIST CABINS
411 HOTELS
412 NURSING HOME/PRIVATE HOS
413 INDEPENDENT LIVING (SENIORS)
415 MOBILE HOMES/TRAILER PKS
416 CAMPGROUNDS
418 DAYCARE/PRIVATE SCHOOL
419 OTHER COMMERCIAL HOUSING
420 SMALL DETACHED RET
421 SUPERMARKETS
422 DISCOUNT STORE
423 PHARMACY (CHAIN)
424 DEPARTMENT STORE
425 NEIGH SHOP CENTER
426 COMMUNITY SHOPPING CENTER
427 REGIONAL SHOPPING CENTER
429 OTHER RETAIL STRUCTURES
430 RESTAURANT, CAFET AND/OR BAR
431 OFFICE/APARTMENTS OVER
432 OFFICE/RETAIL OVER
433 OFFICE/STORAGE OVER
434 BARS
435 DRIVE IN REST OR FOOD SERVICE
437 FAST FOOD/DRIVE THRU WINDOW
439 OTHER FOOD SERVICE
440 DRY CLEANING PLANTS/LAUNDRIES
441 FUNERAL HOMES
442 MEDICAL CLINICS/OFFICES
444 BANK
445 SAVINGS AND LOANS
447 OFFICE – 1-2 STORIES
448 OFFICE-WALKUP -3 + STORIES
449 OFFICE-ELEVATOR -3 + STORIES
450 CONDOMINIUM OFFICE BUILDING
451 FIRE DEPARTMENT/EMS
452 AUTO SERV STATION
453 CAR WASH
454 AUTO SALES & SERVICE
455 COMMERCIAL GARAGE
456 PARKING GARAGE/LOTS
458 GAS STATION KIOSK
460 THEATER
461 COUNTRY CLUBS
462 GOLF DRIVING RANGE/MINIATURE
463 GOLF COURSES (PUBLIC)
464 BOWLING ALLEYS/REC FACILITY
465 LODGE HALL/AMUSEMENT PARK
470 DWG USED AS OFFICE
471 DWG USED AS RETAIL
472 DWG APT CONVERSION
473 GROUP HOME
474 HEAVY EQUIPMENT SALES/RENTAL
480 OFFICE/WAREHOUSE
481 OTHER COMMERCIAL
482 COMMERCIAL TRUCK TERMINAL
488 AIR RIGHTS
489 COMMERCIAL/UTILITY
490 MARINE SERV FACILITY
491 CONVENIENCE STORE
492 CONVENIENCE STORE/GAS
493 CONVENIENCE STORE GAS/REPAIRS
494 BIG BOX RETAIL
496 MARINA
499 COMM AUX BUILDING
50 CONDOMINIUM
500 RESIDENTIAL VACANT LAND
501 VACANT LAND 0-9 ACRES
517 FORESTRY W/BUILDINGS
530 RIGHT OF WAYCOMMERCIAL
531 RETENTION PONDCOMMERCIAL
55 COMMON AREA
550 CONDOMINIUM UNIT
553 H.O.A RECREATIONS AREA
556 COMMON AREA OR GREENBELT
557 COMM APRTM CONDOS 5-19 UNITS
558 COMM APRTM CONDOS 20-39 UNITS
559 COMM APRTM CONDOS 40+ UNITS
56 CONDO DEVELOPMENTAL LAND
57 CONDO GARAGE UNITS
599 OTHER RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE
60 TOWNHOUSE
600 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
601 HUD PROJ #202
602 HUD PROJ #207/223
603 HUD PROJ #213
604 HUD PROJ #220
605 HUD PROJ #221
606 HUD PROJ #223
607 HUD PROJ #232
609 HUD PROJ #236
610 STATE GOVERNMENT
620 COUNTY GOVERNMENT
630 TOWNSHIP GOVERNMENT
640 MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT
645 OWNED BY METRO HOUSING AU
650 OWNED BY BOARD OF EDUCATION
660 PUBLIC PARK
670 OWNED BY COLLEGE/UNIV/ACADEMY
680 CHARITABLE EXEMPTION/HOS/HOMES
685 CHURCHES, PUBLIC WORSHIP
690 CEMETERY/MONUMENTS
70 ROWHOUSE
700 COMMUNITY URBAN RENEWAL
710 COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT
720 MUNICIPAL IMPROVEMENT
730 MUNICIPAL URBAN RENEWAL
740 OTHER
750 CASINO
777 INCOME PRODUCING PARKING LOT
80 MOBILE HOME
800 AGR LAND
810 MINERAL LAND
820 INDUSTRIAL LAND
830 COMMERCIAL LAND
840 R.R. – USED IN OPERATION
850 R.R. – NOT USED IN OPERATION
860 RR-PP – USED IN OPERATION
880 P.P. – P.U. – OTHER THAN R.R.
90 MOBILE HOME (IN PARK)
96 MINOR FIRE DAMAGE
97 TOTAL/MAJOR FIRE DAMAGE
98 CONDEMNED/BOARDED-UP
99 RES AUX BUILDING (NO HOUSE)
996 MINOR FIRE DAMAGECOMM
997 TOTAL/MAJOR FIRE DAMAGECOMM
998 TOTAL/MAJOR FIRE DAMAGECOMM
999 UNLOCATED PARCEL
style styledesc
1 RANCH
10 MODULAR HOME
11 ROW END
12 ROW INTERIOR
13 MULTI-FAMILY
14 VICTORIAN
15 OTHER
16 OLD STYLE
17 LOG CABIN
18 BUNGALOW
19 TUDOR
2 SPLIT LEVEL
20 SEMI DETACHED
21 CONDO HR
22 CONDO GRDN
23 CONDO SINGLE
24 CONDO END
25 CONDO INT
26 CONDO PAT/CARG
27 CONDO CONV
3 BI-LEVEL
4 COLONIAL
5 CAPE COD
6 CONVENTIONAL
7 CONTEMPORARY
8 CONDO
9 TOWNHOUSE
M1 MANUFACTURED
M2 MANUFACTURED
exteriorfinish extfinish_desc
1 Frame
2 Brick
3 Stone
4 Stucco
5 Concrete Block
6 Masonry FRAME
7 Concrete
8 Log
roof roofdesc
1 SHINGLE
2 SLATE
3 METAL
4 ROLL
5 TILE
6 RUBBER
basement basementdesc
1 None
2 Slab/Piers
3 Crawl
4 Part
5 Full
heatingcooling heatingcoolingdesc
1 None
2 Central Heat
3 Wall Furnace
4 Electric
5 Unit Heat
6 Heat Pump
7 Floor Furnace
8 Other
A No Heat but with AC
B Central Heat with AC
C Wall Furnace with AC
D Electric Heat with AC
E Unit Heat with AC
F Heat Pump with AC
G Floor Furnace with AC
H Other
homesteadflag
HOM
farmsteadflag
FRM