U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Logo Exhibit 10, 342 FW 3
Standards for Numbering 
an Ownership
FWM#: 368 (New)
Date: June 17, 2001
Series: Real Property
Part 342: Realty Operations
Originating Office: Division of Realty
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When the Service... ...you will assign a number to the ownership using the following format...
acquires a tract from the public domain of the United States
 

For example, acquiring public domain land from the Bureau of Land Management.

Bureau of Land Management (1)
 
 
 

You must use the number 1 for Public Domain land.

Acquires a tract from another Federal agency

For example, the U. S. Department of Agriculture transfers Tract #124 to the Service.

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (124)

You must continue to use the same number that the transferring Federal agency assigned to the tract.

acquires a tract from a State

For example, acquiring land from Oregon.

State of Oregon (2)
 

You must use the number 2. If more than one State agency administers the land then additional State ownerships are shown as 2a, 2b, 2c, etc. on the map.

acquires a tract from a County, City or other units of local government

For example, acquiring land from Starr County.

Starr County (3)
 

You must begin with the number 3. On the map, number in order of the municipality's importance. For example, first number counties; then cities, towns, and villages; and then other local public bodies. When a single tract lies in more than one county, then you must designate each portion as a separate tract.

acquires a tract from a private ownership

For example, acquiring land from John Smith.

Smith, John (10)

You must begin with the number 10 or the next number in sequence after the local government designations. You must number different private ownerships consecutively.



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