Michigan law requires assessors to send notices to taxpayers whose taxable or assessed values have increased. We send notices to all taxpayers whose values have increased, decreased, or remained the same.
These notices are mailed out two weeks prior to the March Board of Review. Property owners have the opportunity to appeal the valuation at the March Board of Review. To appeal, complete a petition form and return prior to the March Board of Review deadline (This year: March 8th, 2021).
Petition forms can be found here: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/l4035f_2658_7.pdf
Don't wait until a tax bill arrives to dispute the valuation!
The Assessment Notice is just that - a notice. Indicating the change of the estimated market value of the property and the Taxable Value (the value that is used to calculate taxes). The notice provides an estimate of how much your taxes may increase or decrease by - this estimate is based on the previous year's millage rates and is an estimate only.
The assessor recalculates the value of property every year. If you haven't made any changes to your property in the past year, your assessment will likely change to reflect the current real estate market in your area.
Did you just recently purchase the property? If so, please read here to learn more: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/treasury/TransferOwnershipGuidelines_423898_7.pdf
Do you have a Homeowners Principal Residence Exemption? Having a principal residence exemption saves you about $18 in actual property tax per $1,000 of taxable value. You must own and occupy the property to qualify.
Please contact me, if I do not answer, please leave a voicemail with your name, address, and phone number. I make it a priority to return phone calls.
Feel feel free to email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you disagree with the assessment of your property, it is important to protest to the March Board of Review. Filing a protest at these meetings is necessary to protect your right to further appeal.
Petitions can be found here: www.michigan.gov/documents/l4035f_2658_7.pdf
**Please provide supporting documentation as to why you disagree with the assessment (pictures, documents, etc)**
If you protested to the March Board of Review and disagree with it's actions; you may appeal to the Michigan Tax Tribunal.