Board of Review
What is the Board of Review?
The Board of Review is made up of residents from the Township that have knowledge of property values. They are required to attend training and follow the guidelines set forth by the State Tax Commission.
Each year, all property owners will receive an assessment notice in February. If you disagree with the values on your notice you may appeal before the Board of Review. Appeals may be made in person with an appointment, a written appeal, or a taxpayer may send someone to appear on their behalf with written authorization. The days & hours the Board is scheduled to meet will be listed on the notices and posted at the Township Office. If appealing in writing a form L-4035 must be submitted and received by the last day the Board is scheduled to meet.
The Board of Review meets Three times per year; March, July and December.
MARCH- Hear appeals and make changes for assessed values and property classifications. The Board Cannot change your tax bill. The Board cannot change values from prior years. The Board Cannot change the calculations for the capped value.
JULY- Correct clerical errors and mutual mistakes of facts. Review Principle Residence changes.
DECEMBER-Correct clerical errors and mutual mistakes of facts. Review Principle Residence changes.
* The Board of Review can grant Poverty Exemptions at the March, July or December sessions. Poverty Exemption Policies & Guidelines have been adopted by the Township Board and are available at the Assessing Office.
*Decisions are not made at the Board of Review meetings, ALL decisions will be mailed to the property owner/taxpayer. If the decision of the Board is unsatisfactory an additional appeal to the Michigan Tax Tribunal may be submitted, for additional information and requirements please go to: www.michigan.gov/taxtrib