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NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Meridian’

Also known as: ‘meridian’

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NFIRS Coding

Here are the NFIRS codes for the ‘Meridian’ element, including any “other” values in case none of the preselected choices match:

Common Examples of Meridian

More commonly used values for Meridian…

Meridian  Code 
First Principal 01
Third Scioto River 41
Undetermined UU

All values for Meridian

Meridian  Code 
First Principal 01
Second Principal 02
Third Principal 03
Fourth Principal 04
Fifth Principal 05
Sixth Principal 06
Black Hills 07
Boise 08
Chickasaw 09
Choctaw 10
Cimarron 11
Copper River 12
Fairbanks 13
Gila And Salt River 14
Humboldt 15
Huntsville 16
Indian 17
Louisiana 18
Michigan 19
Principal 20
Mt. Diablo 21
Navajo 22
New Mexico 23
St. Helena 24
St. Stephens 25
Salt Lake 26
San Bernardino 27
Seward 28
Tallahassee 29
Ustringah 30
Ute 31
Washington 32
Willamette 33
Wind River 34
Ohio 35
Great Miami River 36
Muskingum River 37
Ohio River 38
First Scioto River 39
Second Scioto River 40
Third Scioto River 41
Ellicotts Line 42
Twelve Mile Square 43
Kateel River 44
Umiat 45
Undetermined UU

Transactions containing ‘Meridian’

A few NFIRS elements are reused accross a number of transactions, but typically the value is captured by one transaction only.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Optional
Expected Length 2
Element Type Coded Field - The coded field relating to an entry in the code table. Most coded fields allow for Plus+ One codes. For these fields the expected length of the coded entry is depicted as (National length OR Plus+ One length). Only fields with this notation in the expected length column allow for Plus+ One definitions. If the user has not provided information, an empty field should be transmitted.
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