For Property Assessment Notice Board of Review Appointments, Call the Assessing Department at 810-231-1000 and dial one of the following extensions: 211 or 213 or 228
The Assessing Department
Our department consists of four people: the Assessor Susan
Murray MAAO, who is certified through the state, Barbara D'Angelo MAAO, Donald
Burtraw MCAO, and Pam
Sudney MCAO. Barb and Don are responsible for all
new construction and the review of parcels that have transferred
ownership. They will be visiting your property if either of these
events have occurred. The staff also processes forms that are
submitted to the department such as Homestead applications, Property
Transfer Affidavits and deeds. Please feel free to contact any
of us to answer questions you may have.
PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE EXEMPTION
The legislature for the State of Michigan has passed legislation to change the filing date and the name of what was the Homestead Exemption. This is the paperwork that a homeowner files in order to receive an 18 mill exemption from school operating taxes. It is now called Principal Residence Exemption. The name was changed because of confusion with the income tax homestead credit.
The deadline for taxes levied after December 31, 2011, is June 1 for the summer tax levy and November 1 for the winter tax levy. A Request To Rescind Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) (Form 2602) or a Conditional Rescission of Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) (Form 4640) must be filed with the local assessor for any previous claims.
There is no need to refile your paperwork if you are currently receiving a homestead. This affects those persons who are moving to or building new homes in the township. Your property must have been your principal residence before June 1st or November 1st of the year in order for your taxes for that year to be exempt from the 18 mills.
ASSESSING DEPARTMENT PARCEL REVIEWS
The Assessing Department is in the process of reviewing all the land parcels in the township in order to update the records so they are as accurate as possible. We will be visiting each parcel to check measurements, story heights, decks, air conditioning, etc. We will leave a yellow card for the homeowner to fill out and return to the township. This card has information regarding the interior of the structure. We do not ask to inspect the interior, be we appreciate that the card is returned regarding interior information.
We began our review in Section 1. We are going through the sections numerically. We are finishing Section 30 for 2013. You will receive a letter letting you know when we will be in your neighborhood.
The information we gather is used not only by the Assessing Department, but also by appraisers, real estate professionals, insurance companies, and mortgage lenders.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Please call the township Assessing Department staff (see sidebar at right) for any clarification you may need or for any questions you have.