Getting Started with RLID A Comprehensive Guide to Using RLID s Features

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Are you new to RLID (Regional Land Information Database)? Or perhaps you’re already a subscriber and want to make the most out of your RLID subscription? In this article, we will provide you with a detailed overview of RLID’s main functions and features, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to navigate the platform. By the end of this guide, you’ll have a clear understanding of how to efficiently search for properties, access recorded documents, generate reports, utilize the mapping tools, and more. Whether you’re a real estate professional, a landowner, or simply curious about property information, RLID has you covered.

Key Functions of RLID

1. Property Search Tool

The Property Search Tool is at the core of RLID’s functionality. It allows users to search for specific parcels of land based on various criteria. By inputting search parameters such as property information, users can access comprehensive information on the selected property. This includes details like property boundaries, zoning information, tax data, and more.

2. Recorded Document Search

RLID offers a Deeds and Records search tool for its basic, intermediate, and premium subscribers. This powerful search engine enables users to query a database with over 100 available document types, dating back to 1994. These records are in PDF format, providing easy access for research purposes. Individual subscribers have access to a property’s most recent deed of sale as well.

3. Report Generators

RLID provides various report generators, with the Detailed Property Report being the most popular. These report generators help users generate a list of properties that meet specific criteria. Alternatively, users can utilize pre-made report generators that offer more detailed information about a particular property. These reports are invaluable for real estate professionals, investors, and anyone interested in detailed property information.

4. Comparable Sales Tool

The Comparable Sales Tool is a valuable resource for those looking to find comparable sales for a specific property. By accessing the tool, users can gather important data about similar properties in the area. This information is crucial for making informed decisions when it comes to buying or valuing real estate.

5. Interactive Mapping Tool

RLID’s Interactive Mapping Tool is a web-based application that provides users with access to various data layers. By utilizing the mapping tool, users can gain a visual understanding of specific properties and the surrounding areas. With features like data layers, users can view information such as roads, zoning, school districts, and more.

Navigating RLID

Home Page Overview

When you first access RLID, you’ll notice several sections on the homepage that provide useful information and navigation options. Let’s take a look at each section:

  1. System Info: This section provides updates on any scheduled RLID outages for maintenance purposes. Stay informed about any interruptions in service.

  2. Learning Center: The Learning Center is a valuable resource for users. Here, you’ll find links to tutorials, frequently asked questions, and training materials. Take advantage of this section to enhance your RLID experience.

  3. RLID News: Keep yourself updated with the latest news and updates related to RLID. This section provides information about website upgrades and data updates.

  4. Features Column: In the Features column, you’ll find “My Account.” Here, regular users can manage their accounts, change passwords, and update contact information. Primary and secondary users also have access to account information and can manage logins.

  5. Quick Look: Quick Look is a search engine designed to provide users with free property information. Users can access details such as election officials, school districts, fire protection providers, and more. This section is a quick and convenient way to gather essential information about a property.

  6. Street Name Search: This feature allows users to search for specific road names to check their availability in Lane County. This tool is helpful for individuals looking to name roads or find already existing road names.

  7. Maps Data and Custom Services: By clicking on the links provided, users can access the LCOG GIS website. Here, comprehensive information about services and products offered by LCOG, as well as contact information, can be found.

  8. RLID Brochure: The RLID brochure provides an in-depth explanation of the benefits and capabilities of the RLID platform. Click on the link to access the PDF brochure and learn more about the power of RLID.

Property Search Options

RLID offers users three main search types: Standard Search, Advanced Search, and Map Search. Let’s take a closer look at each search type:

  1. Standard Search: In the Standard Search, users can input property information to conduct a search. However, it’s important to note that less is more when it comes to filling out the search fields. Empty fields are treated as wildcards and will generate a candidate list of all properties that meet the search criteria. This search type is available to all RLID subscribers.

  2. Advanced Search: The Advanced Search offers even more options for search criteria, including improvements, schools, urban growth boundaries, census information, and more. Similar to the Standard Search, empty fields are considered wildcards. This search type provides additional flexibility for users and is available to all subscribers.

  3. Map Search: The Map Search feature allows users to perform spatial searches using an interactive map and selection tools. Users can draw points, lines, rectangles, or custom areas to select properties of interest. The selected properties can then be refined using filters available in the Standard and Advanced Searches. The Map Search feature is reserved for premium subscribers and offers advanced selection capabilities.

All search types will provide users with a candidate list of properties. From there, users can access various options such as property images, tax maps, assessor information, property summaries, detailed property reports, and custom reports. Additionally, users can view the selected property in RLID Maps, which is an interactive mapping service powered by ESRI.


RLID Maps is an essential tool within the RLID platform. It offers users access to various base maps and regional data layers that can be added to a map. With advanced selection tools, users can perform complex searches and refine their property selections. Users also have the option to print or share their selections. RLID Maps Easy is available to individual and basic subscribers, while intermediate and premium subscribers have access to RLID Maps Pro.

Accessing Recorded Documents

RLID provides access to a database of legal documents recorded with the Lane County Deeds and Records Department. These documents are available in PDF format and are updated weekly. To search for recorded documents, users can fill out the known search criteria, and the empty fields will act as wildcards. Once the search is complete, users can view, download, print, or refine the results. This feature is exclusively available to basic, intermediate, and premium subscribers. However, individual subscribers can access the most recent deeds of sale through the standard search and the detailed property report.

Taxes Balance Due

Taxes Balance Due is an RLID application that connects users to the Lane County Assessor’s taxation system in real-time. Users can calculate taxes owing or outstanding balances on specific properties. The application generates a tax report that includes selected assessor property information and the tax balance as per the user-specified date. A PDF report is then generated, providing users with the tax amount. This application is reserved for premium subscribers.

Utilizing the Comparable Sales Tool

The Comparable Sales Tool is a vital resource for property buyers, sellers, and real estate professionals. By utilizing this tool, users can find comparable sales data for a specific property. To use the tool, users need to fill out known search criteria. The tool will then generate comparable sales based on the provided data. This feature is available to intermediate and premium subscribers.

Exploring Tax Map Search

The Tax Map Search feature allows users to search directly for a tax map in the RLID database. Users only need to input a minimum of the first four digits of the map number to retrieve results. A partial tax number will return all tax maps that begin with the specified digits. Tax maps are available in PDF format for viewing, printing, or downloading.

Accessing Other Applications and Links

RLID offers links to various applications for surrounding cities. These tools include online searches for liens, building permits, land use applications, surveyors’ images and documents, and more. By utilizing these links, users can access additional information hosted on various external sites.


In this comprehensive guide, we have explored the key functions and features of RLID, as well as provided step-by-step instructions on how to navigate the platform. Whether you’re searching for property information, accessing recorded documents, generating reports, or utilizing mapping tools, RLID offers a robust set of tools for all your needs. By following the guidelines outlined in this article, you’ll be able to maximize your RLID subscription and make informed decisions when it comes to real estate. Take full advantage of RLID’s advanced search options, interactive mapping capabilities, and comprehensive data resources to stay ahead in the property market. Join us for the next video in the series, where we will dive into the standard search feature. Remember, if you require any custom training or have specific data requests, our team of experts is available to assist you. Contact us at [email protected] to get started. Thank you for watching, and we look forward to helping you on your RLID journey.

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