Township Assessor: Tina Wright
Text or call for appointment: 989-426-8854 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 3042 N. Rodgers Rd, Harrison, MI 48625
The Assessor’s office is open each Friday, 9 AM – Noon.
• The Supervisor is the chief assessing officer of the township. If not certified, the township board may employ a certified assessor. The township board determines the compensation amount & term of agreement.
• Establish the assessed and taxable value of all property in the township.
• Appraise and assess taxable property at 50% of fair–market value.
• Prepare accurate assessment role, property descriptions & other records.
• Assure taxable property assuring that uncapping follows transfers of property.
• Maintain special assessments rolls.
• Conduct personal property canvasses.
• Ensure accuracy of land divisions and splits and combinations of parcels.
• Maintains property records system all elements relative to the assessment.
• Administer Principal Residence Exemptions & Property Transfer Affidavits.
• Attend Board of Review meetings.
• Appear before the Michigan Tax Tribunal to defend property appeals.
Board of Review & Appeals Process:
Michigan Tax Tribunal
The Michigan Constitution requires the Legislature to provide for a uniform general tax system, for the determination of true cash value and for property to be assessed uniformly at a level not to exceed 50 percent. The Constitution also establishes maximum limits of tax rates that can be levied. In addition to the General Property tax act (MCL 220.127.116.11), many public acts impact the administration of property taxation.
Assessors must keep abreast of recent changes and are required by the State Assessors Board to attend education seminars each year.
The Michigan Tax Tribunal (M.T.T.) is the state agency that settles tax disputes that arise between local assessing units and taxpayers. These decisions serve as a guide for assessors in situations involving interpretation of the tax law. Property appeals are usually settled by the Tribunal’s Small Claims Division. Both taxpayer and assessor will be notified of the scheduled informal hearing within your county. The hearing usually lasts less than 30 minutes. Appeals should be accompanied with documentation to support your claim.
March Board of Review meeting, taxpayers must first appeal an assessed value, taxable value, special assessments, improper uncapping, Principle Residence or Qualified Agriculture Exemptions classifications.
Appeals involving classifications are to be filed within 30 days after the March Board of Review (B.O.R.) adjournment. Tribunal can be contacted at 517-373-3003 or at email@example.com. Appeals are not accepted via fax or email.
By first Monday in June, B.O.R. must notify protesting taxpayer in writing of decision at March B.O.R. meeting.
By June 30, taxpayers wishing to appeal the B.O.R.’ s decision must file protest with the M.T.T. for assessed valuation or taxable valuation of qualified agricultural property exemption subsequent to board of review.
By third Monday in August, taxpayer to file appeal directly with the M.T.T. if state or county equalization causes taxpayers assessment to exceed 50% of true cash value.
Within 60 days of mailing of tax bill that the taxpayer seeks to contest, appeal must be filed to M.T.T. limits to arithmetic errors.
Both the taxpayer and assessor will be notified a few days in advance of the hearing.
More Michigan Tax Tribunal information can be found Michigan.gov/MichiganTaxTrib.
HELPFUL LINKS RELATED TO ASSESSMENT:
• Click for Frequently Asked Question & Answers
• Guidelines for the Michigan Homeowner’s Principal Residence Exemption Program
• Homeowner’s Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit
• Request to Rescind Homeowner’s Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit
• Property Transfer Affidavit
• Affidavit Attesting That Qualified Agriculture Property Shall Remain Qualified Agriculture Property
• Application for Deferment of Summer Taxes
• Other Michigan Department of Treasury Property Tax Forms