Board of Review
The Board of Review is composed of 6 members appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the Council.
Agendas and Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
March Board of Review
The purpose of the March Board of Review is to hear valuation disputes related to the assessment of property. The Board may correct any assessment as it seems just if any property appears to be wrongfully assessed or omitted from the roll. Poverty exemptions, disabled veteran exemptions and personal property late filing requests are also considered.
Each year, prior to the March Board of Review meetings, informational notices are mailed. The “Notice of Assessment, Taxable Valuation, and Property Classification” also includes State Equalized Value, the percent of exemption as a Principal Residence or Qualified Agricultural Property, and if there was or was not an Ownership Transfer.
Property owners may contact the assessing office before March 1 with concerns regarding their assessment notices without the necessity of scheduling an appointment with the March Board of Review by calling the Assessor's office at (269) 329-4433.
Beginning March 1, Property Owners can schedule an appointment with the March Board of Review by calling the Assessor’s office at (269) 329-4433. Property owners may also appeal via written appeal. Written appeals must be accompanied by a signed Form L-4035 and supporting documentation submitted to the Office of the City Assessor no later than 5 PM on Wednesday, March 15, 2023.
Written appeals, supporting documentation and signed Form L-4035, can be submitted via:
Mail: Office of the City Assessor, 7900 S. Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002
In Person: 24-hour drop box at Portage City Hall.
2023 March Board of Review Schedule
|Type of Meeting||Date||Time|
|Organizational Meeting||Tuesday, March 7||9 AM|
|Board of Review||Monday, March 13||9 AM - 12 PM & 1 PM - 4 PM|
|Board of Review||Tuesday, March 14||9 AM - 12 PM & 1 PM - 4 PM|
|Board of Review||Wednesday, March 15||1 PM - 5 PM & 6 PM - 9 PM|
|Board of Review||Thursday, March 16||9 AM - 12 PM & 1 PM - 4 PM|
|Second Meeting and Roll Certification||Tuesday, March 28||9 AM - 12 PM & 1 PM - 4 PM|
July & December Board of Review
The July and December Board of Review can only address Clerical Errors and Mutual Mistakes of Fact related to real and personal property assessments. Appeals may also be heard for current year only poverty exemption requests, but not poverty exemptions which were denied by the March Board of Review. The Board may also consider current year veterans exemption requests that were not denied by the March Board of Review. The July and December Board of Reviews are prohibited from hearing disputes related to Property Valuation.
2023 July & December Board of Review Schedule
|Type of Meeting||Date||Meeting Time|
|Board of Review||Wednesday, July 19||9 AM|
|Board of Review||During second week of Dec||TBD|