Board of Review


The Board of Review is composed of 6 members appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the Council.

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.

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. 

View most recent agendas and minutes.

2021 March Board of Review Schedule

Due to Covid-19, the 2021 March Board of Review will meet virtually via (password: Portage21). Written appeals are strongly encouraged, however, appointments may still be scheduled by calling 329-4433.  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 5PM on Wednesday, March 10, 2021.

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.

Type of MeetingDateTimeWEBEX Event #
Organizational MeetingMonday, March 89 AM180-350-0693
Board of ReviewTuesday, March 912PM - 5PM & 6PM - 9PM180-832-0977
Board of ReviewWednesday, March 1012PM - 5PM & 6PM - 9PM180-058-3914
Board of ReviewThursday, March 119AM - 12:30PM & 1PM - 4:30PM180-048-2861
Second Meeting and Roll CertificationTuesday, March 239 AM180-254-2114

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 and up to 3 years prior of homeowner’s principal residence exemption affidavit requests where no previous affidavit was filed and denied.  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.

2021 July & December Board of Review Schedule

Type of MeetingDateMeeting Time
Board of ReviewTuesday, July 2010 a.m. - Business is concluded
Board of ReviewTuesday, December 1410 a.m. - Business is concluded