Assessing Department PhotoThe Assessing Department’s primary mission is to value all legally assessable property in a uniform, fair and impartial manner in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan. Our responsibilities include annually producing the assessment rolls, maintaining ownership records and property descriptions for taxation purposes and the inspection of existing properties along with any new construction.

The General Property Tax Act (Act 206 of 1893) requires us to assess at 50% of true cash value all assessable property as of December 31 of each year. This includes agricultural, commercial, industrial, residential, developmental, and personal (machinery, equipment, furniture, fixtures, and signs used by private businesses) property classes.

Other duties of the Assessing Department include processing personal property statements, exemptions, land divisions, combinations and address assignments. If you have any questions concerning these areas please feel free to contact or visit our office.

As the Assessing Department maintains the current names of property owners and/or taxpayers on each property, the records are based upon recorded deeds and sales affidavits. We will make name changes or corrections to a property with a recorded Warranty Deed or a Property Transfer Affidavit, which will need to be filed with this office.

Our goal is to perform our duties professionally, equitably and accurately. The Assessing Department promotes open and respectful communication, with all taxpayers, residents, business leaders, other township departments and other government agencies, to achieve the mutual purpose of providing exceptional services to the community.

Inquiries with the Assessing Department include:

Assessed and Taxable Values
Property Ownership
Legal Descriptions and Lot Sizes
Property Tax Estimates
Qualifications for State Exemptions
Disabled Veteran’s Exemptions
Land Divisions and Combinations
Personal Property