Property Records Search
Access Portage property and tax records: The City of Portage provides this service to allow citizens to search for property and tax information. The information contained in this database is taken from the City of Portage records, and is updated daily so that the most current data is available. The City of Portage does not guarantee the accuracy of the information nor assumes any responsibility for errors that arise from the use of the information. If you require further assistance using the tool or cannot find the information you are looking for, please contact the Office of the City Assessor at 269-329-4433 or the Treasury Office at 269-329-4455. (Some documentation and/or information may require a FOIA submission.)
Ensuring Fair & Accurate Assessments
The Office of the City Assessor is responsible for estimating the value of property, which determines the assessed valuation. The Assessor does not determine the amount of property taxes; instead, the assessed valuation determines the overall share of taxes paid by each property owner. Because a property's assessment affects the amount of property taxes paid by the owner, it is important that the assessed value be accurate and fair.
The Assessor estimates the value of a property by first examining and collecting information on the physical characteristics of the property. Physical characteristics can include, among others:
- Amenities such as fireplaces or swimming pools
- Improvements like a garage or the number of bathrooms
- The square footage of the land
The value of your property can change for many reasons. The most obvious is that the property changes; a bedroom, garage, or swimming pool is added, or part of the property is destroyed by flood or fire. For all these reasons, it is important that the Office of the City Assessor has accurate and up-to-date information concerning the characteristics of a property.
Online Form & Contact Information
Please complete the property record form to ensure that the assessment of your property is accurate and fair. You may be contacted by a staff member from the Office of the City Assessor if there are questions concerning the information about your property. A request for an in-person inspection of your property can be made by calling the office to set up an appointment. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of the City Assessor at 329-4433 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Permit Inspection Form
If you received a letter regarding a permit inspection, please complete the Permit Inspection Form to give an update on your project.