As an assessor, we monitor all sales and analyze the local real estate market relative to economic conditions, supply and demand factors, and other influences that affect value.
Michigan Law requires assessors to maintain a property record card for each and every parcel. The card is required to include such information as ownership, sale information, land values, building values, property characteristics etc. We use the characteristics of your property in connection with our analysis of the real estate market to estimate a market value. The Assessed Value will be 50% of the indicated market value. It is important to understand that Assessors are using a mass appraisal process to value your property fairly and similarly to other properties in the Township.
City/Township Assessor Contact Information
Caitlin Zemla 989-292-1906
If you are unable to make direct contact with the assessor, please leave a detailed voicemail or send a detailed email and the assessor will respond to you as soon as possible; response time will be less than 7 business days. Please note that as an assessor, many days are out in the field and not in an office/in front of a computer to locate detailed information.
To arrange a zoom or in person meeting with the assessor, please contact the assessor directly by email or phone to make an appointment.
Requests for inspection of property should be requested directly through the assessor by email or phone.
The most accurate record cards are held by the current assessor and can be requested by contacting the assessor directly by email or phone. All property assessment rolls, and property appraisal cards are available for inspection during business hours. Depending on the information and time of year, information may either be located at the Township Hall or is held by the assessor. When requesting information, for the quickest response, please email the assessor directly. Received requests are addressed within 5 business days. If further detailed information is requested, a FOIA may be requested by the city/township.
In the event that a taxpayer/property owner has concerns or a dispute about their assessment, please do not hesitate to contact the assessor’s office. As March is the formal process to hear any valuation disputes; the assessor is available to inform, assist, and/or research any issues throughout the entire year. If an unresolved dispute persists, the assessor, to the best of their knowledge, will inform the taxpayer/property owner of other formal avenues (i.e. Board of Review, Michigan Tax Tribunal, State Tax Commission) to have the dispute heard.