The Hamburg Township Assessing Department administers the property tax system in accordance with all statutory regulations and rules. Our goal is to perform our duties professionally, equitably and accurately. The Assessor’s Office assesses all real and personal property located in the Township. This department maintains the property assessment record cards on all residential, commercial and industrial properties. General assessment information is available online.
To help maintain accurate taxpayer of record information, Property Transfer Affidavits should be filed with the Assessor’s Office whenever there is a change of ownership on the property. Property Transfer Affidavits, Principal Residence Exemption (PRE), Request to Rescind PRE and Conditional Rescission of PRE forms are available online.
Assessment Information regarding appeal dates and times, studies and general information can be found under the Department of Assessing.
Public Act 660 of 2018, Property Assessing Reform
Public Act 660 of 2018, was approved by Governor Snyder on December 28, 2018, and amended the General Property Tax Act to provide a statutory framework to ensure proper assessing in order to guarantee the highest quality assessments for taxpayers as well as local units. The Property Assessing Reform Act defines the requirements for substantial compliance with the General Property Tax Act, provides timelines for audits and follow-up audits, and details a process for bringing a local unit into compliance if they remain non-compliant after a follow-up review.
Assessor of Record: Holly Cozza, MAAO
Electronic Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Additionally, all Hamburg Township Assessor’s Office employee contact information is provided on the Hamburg Township Assessing Department’s webpage.
2. The Hamburg Township Assessor’s Office estimates a response time for taxpayer inquiries not to exceed 7 business days from the date of inquiry. If the inquiry requires a FOIA, it will be requested to file the inquiry with the Hamburg Township Clerk’s Office.
3. A taxpayer may visit Hamburg Township Hall during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, between 8am and 5pm, to meet with an official or employee of the Assessor’s Office for purposes of discussing an inquiry in person. Meetings may also be scheduled in advance by calling the Assessor’s Office at (810) 222-1161.
4. A taxpayer may visit Hamburg Township Hall during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, between 8am and 5pm, to request a property inspection or retrieve records maintained by the Assessor’s Office. Inspection and record requests may also be made by calling the Assessor’s Office at (810) 222-1161.
Inspection requests will be scheduled during normal business hours, Monday through Friday between 8am and 5pm, as determined and agreed upon between the taxpayer and an employee of the Assessor’s Office.
5. Taxpayers may have their assessment reviewed by the Township’s Assessor’s Office at any time to informally hear and resolve disputes brought by taxpayers before the March meeting of the Board of Review. The assessment process is an annual process and information is gathered and assembled throughout the year to make changes for the following year. The Assessor has no jurisdiction to change an assessment for the current year. Any changes after tax day (December 31st of the prior year) must be made by the Board of Review before their last scheduled meeting in March.
Parcel Info Search
Search for parcel information by owner's name, property address or parcel tax identification number. Online Property Inquiry
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.
Assessing Related Forms
These .pdf forms are interactive forms that are used for the State of Michigan Department of Treasury for assessing purposes.
Board of Review
The Board of Review is a board of three property owners in the Township whose purpose is to review the values that are set by the Assessor and to correct any errors in the assessing process. More information
Hamburg Township Assessing Department
10405 Merrill Road
P.O. Box 157
Hamburg, Michigan USA 48139
email: Holly Cozza, MAAO Assessor
810.231.1000 Ext. 216
Direct Dial: 810.222.1161
email: Alex Wilkinson, MAAO
810.231.1000 Ext. 228
Direct Dial: 810.222.1163