City Assessor

Responsibilities of the Office of the City Assessor

The Office of the City Assessor is primarily responsible for performing and maintaining property assessments for the equitable distribution of property tax burden, as per the current Michigan General Property Tax Laws.

The Office of the City Assessor:

  • Compiles the annual assessment role on which taxes will be levied
  • Conducts field audits of both existing properties and new construction
  • Maintains property descriptions and maps for taxing purposes
  • Processes personal property statements
  • Provides the City Treasurer with taxable value on all properties within the city which are used to produce the annual tax bills
  • The City Assessor also acts as the Secretary to the Board of Review by City Charter.