Appealing Your Property Tax Assessment

The deadline for appealing your property tax assessment is quickly approaching!

If you’re curious about how your homes market value stacks up to what the government says it is worth, please feel free to contact me. I’d be happy to give you a current market analysis that you can use as a basis for your argument, should you chose to pursue an appeal.

I have also included a couple of links to related articles.



Appeal Assessments

The procedure for establishing assessed values is mandated by State Law. If your concerns are regarding government procedures and laws, these should be addressed to your State Legislators. Click here for contact information for your State Legislators.


If your concerns are regarding the current year assessed value, please read below:

Q: When can I appeal my property assessment?
A: Property assessments can only be appealed at the March Board of Review. These meetings are held during the second week of March every year. Residents must appear in person to appeal. Protest at the Board of Review is necessary to protect your future right to appeal to the Michigan Tax Tribunal. Owners of commercial or industrial real property may appeal directly to the Michigan Tribunal by filing an appeal no later than May 31. A Board of Review appearance is not required.

Q: I was out of town when the Board of Review was in session and could not make an appeal -what can I do about my assessment?
A: If a protest was not made to the Board of Review while they were in session, no further protests can be made. The tax laws of the State of Michigan are very specific in the requirement of a Board of Review protest.

Q: If I am not satisfied with the decision made by the Board of Review, what may I do?
A: If you disagree with the decision of the Board of Review, you mat file an appeal with the Michigan Tax Tribunal. You may file this appeal by mailing a letter to the Tax Tribunal stating your desire to further appeal the Board of Review decision. This appeal must be filed no later than July 31 and should be addressed to the Michigan Tax Tribunal, P.O. Box 30232, Lansing, MI 48909.

Q: What is the appeal process for Commercial and Industrial properties?
A: Properties classified Commercial Real, Industrial Real, or Development Real may be appealed to the regular March Board of Review or to the Michigan Tax Tribunal prior to May 31 if the personal property statement was filed with the local unit prior to the commencement of the Board of Review as provided by MCL 211.19

I hope you find them helpful.