The legal description of your property appears on your deed. While this seems simple enough, it can be complicated by two factors. If your property consists of a number of small parcels that have been combined over time, a simple concise legal description may not exist. The opposite can also be a problem. Your property may previously have been a large parcel from which smaller parcels were sold off.
In both of these cases, several documents and some interpretation may be required to construct a legal description. If the history of your parcel fits into either of the above categories, you should contact a registered land surveyor for professional assistance in writing an accurate, up-to-date legal description.