The Assessing Department maintains property assessments for the equitable distribution of property tax burden, as per the current Michigan General Property Tax Laws. The Assessor compiles the annual assessment role on which taxes will be levied, maintains property descriptions and maps for taxing purposes, provides the Township Treasurer with taxable value on all properties within the township, which are used to produce the annual tax bills, processes personal property statements and conducts field audits of both existing properties and new construction.
Please call or email us if you have inquiries about your property assessment or if you would like to arrange an in-person meeting with our Assessor to discuss your property’s Record Card. You can also stop by during office hours. If the Assessor is not available when you contact us, you can expect a reply from us within seven business days.
You can file a FOIA Request if you wish to inspect and/or request copies of records maintained by the Assessing Department.
Annual Assessments - Assessment Notices
All annual assessments, as required and regulated by State Law, are conducted by the Assessing Department. Every year you will receive your property’s Notice of Assessing, Taxable Valuation and Property Classification. If you have questions about your assessment, please contact our office. If you don’t agree with your property assessment, you can file an appeal to the March Board of Review.
As part of the annual assessments, the Assessor’s department is required by law to develop a land value for every taxable property in the Township and to develop Economic Condition Factors, usually based on 2-year sales.
20% Parcel Review In Progress
To comply with the State Tax Commission requirements, Assessing staff are conducting their 20% parcel review. Staff may be in your neighborhood to measure the outside of buildings and take exterior photos. Staff will not need to, nor will ask, to come into your home. Certain properties on the streets (PDF) will be reviewed - you will receive a postcard if your property is being reviewed.
Any new home construction, commercial building construction, industrial property, agricultural property, business personal property, or remodeled homes/businesses within the Township is appraised by the Assessing Department.
If you have questions about land divisions or whether your property meets the qualifications for a land division, the Assessing Department can assist you and guide you through the process.
Manage Property Records
The Assessing Department keeps records of all sales, Principle Residence Exemptions, property characteristics, and name/address changes.
Tax & Assessing Forms
- Affirmation of Ownership Occupancy to Remain Exempt by Reason of Poverty (PDF)
- Allowing Poverty Exemption Extension Resolution 21-05 (PDF)
- Application for Deferment of Summer Taxes 471 (PDF)
- Application for Poverty Exemption (PDF)
- Conditional Rescission of Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) 4640 (PDF)
- Guidelines for the Michigan Principal Residence Exemption Program (PDF)
- Poverty Exemption Affidavit (PDF)
- Poverty Exemption Fact Sheet MCL 211 .7 u (PDF)
- Poverty Exemption Guidelines (Resolution 22-33) (PDF)
- Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) Active Duty Military Affidavit 4660 (PDF)
- Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) Affidavit 2368 (PDF)
- Property Transfer Affidavit (PDF)
- Request to Rescind Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) 2602 (PDF)
- State Tax Commission Affidavit for Disabled Veterans Exemption (PDF)