Appeal the Assessed Value of Your Property

Don’t agree with the assessed value of your property determined by the Assessor’s Office? You're in the right place to appeal it. 

Online

We don't accept online submissions

You'll need to complete the paper form. Click the Paper Form or In Person tab of this page for instructions to download the form. Call or visit our office if you need help filling it out. You can find our number and address in the Contact Us section of this page.

Paper Form

How it works

Appeal the assessed value of your property. The appeal process begins with the Assessor’s Review. This is held during the first full two weeks in February. The City Charter requires an appeal to the Assessor’s Review before any appeal to the local Board of Review.  

The Assessor's Review is open during the first two full weeks of February, so the dates may change each year. For 2020, it will be open February 3rd- February 14th.

Mail your form to our office

The original appeal form has to be received in the Assessor's Office by 5:00 PM on February 14th, 2020. There are no exceptions to the deadline. Appeals by fax machine or other electronic media are not accepted. Our address is listed in the Contact Us section of this page.

We’ll review your appeal

After we review your appeal, we’ll mail you a letter to let you know our decision.

Next Steps

If you don’t agree with the Assessor’s Review decision, you can appeal to the Board of Review by letter or appointment. Appeals to the Board of Review are limited to those who appealed to the Assessor's Review.

The Board of Review will meet in Room 360 of City Hall from March 3rd through March 20th, 2020, by appointment only.  Appointments are scheduled by availability of the Board of Review and granted on a first come, first served basis. The Board will mail you a letter after the last day of their hearings to let you know their decision.

Don’t agree with the decision of the March Board of Review? You can appeal further to the Michigan Tax Tribunal

Phone

Call us for instructions

You can find our number in the Contact Us section of this page. You won't be able to apply over the phone, but we'll make sure you have everything you need to submit your application.

In Person

How it works

If you don’t agree with the assessed value of your property that was decided by the Assessor’s Office, you have an opportunity to appeal it. The appeal process begins with the Assessor’s Review held during the first full two weeks in February.  The City Charter requires an appeal to the Assessor’s Review prior to any appeal to the local Board of Review. 

The Assessor's Review is open during the first two full weeks of February, so the dates may change each year. For 2020, it will be open February 3rd - February 14th.

Complete the appeal form

Residential Appeal Form(PDF, 131KB)

Commercial Appeal Form(PDF, 130KB)

 

Bring your form to our office

The appeal form has to be received in the Assessor's Office by 5:00 PM on February 14th, 2020. There are no exceptions to this deadline. Visit us at the address listed in the Contact Us section of this page. Our office hours are 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

We’ll review your appeal

After we have reviewed your appeal, we’ll mail you a letter to let you know our decision.

Next Steps

If you don’t agree with the Assessor’s Review, you can appeal to the Board of Review by letter or appointment. Appeals to the Board of Review are limited to those who appealed to the Assessor's Review.

The Board of Review will meet in Room 360 of City Hall from March 3rd through March 20th, 2020, by appointment only.  Appointments are scheduled by availability of the Board of Review and granted on a first come, first served basis. The Board will mail you a letter after the last day of their reviews to let you know their decision.

Don’t agree with the decision of the March Board of Review? You can appeal further to the Michigan Tax Tribunal.