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

Step 1.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 2022, it will be open February 7th - February 18th.

Complete the appeal form

Residential Appeal Form - Not Available - Appeal Time Expired

Commercial Appeal Form - Not Available - Appeal Time Expired

Step 2.Mail your form to our office

The original appeal form must be postmarked by February 18th, 2022.  There are no exceptions to the deadline.  Our address is listed in the Contact Us section of the page.

Letter appeals must be postmarked by February 18th, 2022. There are no exceptions to the deadline.

We'll review your appeal

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

Step 3.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 8th, 2022 through March 25, 2022, 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 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

Step 1.How it works

If you don’t agree with the 2022 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 2022, it will be open February 7st - February 18th.

Complete the appeal form

Residential Appeal Form - Not Available - Appeal Time Expired

Commercial Appeal Form - Not Available - Appeal Time Expired

Bring your form to the office

The appeal form has to be received in the Assessor's Office by 5:00 PM on February 18th, 2022.  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.

File a letter appeal

Letter appeals must be postmarked by February 18, 2022. There are no exceptions to this deadline. Letter appeals by fax or other electronic media, received by February 18, 2022 by 5:00 PM, will be accepted.  Mail your appeal or drop off your letter to 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.

Step 2.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 on March 8th, 2021 through March 25th, 2022, 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 Board of Review? You can appeal further to the Michigan Tax Tribunal.

EMAIL

Step 1.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 2022, it will be open February 7th - February 18th.

Complete the appeal form

Residential Appeal Form - Not Available - Appeal Time Expired

Commercial Appeal Form - Not Available - Appeal Time Expired

Step 2.Email your form to our office

Your appeal documents should be attached to an email sent to our office by 5:00 PM on February 18th, 2022.  There are no exceptions to the deadline.  Our email address is listed in the Contact Us section of the page.

We will send you a confirmation email letting you know we received your appeal.  If you do not receive a confirmation email please contact us before the appeal deadline.

We'll review your appeal

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

Step 3.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 8th, 2021 through March 25, 2022, 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 Board of Review? You can appeal further to the Michigan Tax Tribunal