Board of Review

Blake Eitniear * Ken Mattock * Judith Shaune * Jason Stoltz
William Engelgau *Alt

The Board of Review consists of five members of the community appointed by the Mayor and City Council for one year terms. Property owners who are dissatisfied with their property assessments have the right to appear before this Board with their protests.

The Board of Review meets annually in March to review property assessment rolls for completeness, accuracy and uniformity, and to check for errors and injustices. Any property owner who feels there may be an error in assessment should attend one of the sessions.  All protests must be received before adjournment on the final day of the meetings.

At the hearing, you will be expected to present information as to why the assessment is incorrect. Appointments are scheduled at ten minute intervals so any information presented must be concise and factual.

A written notice of the Board’s decision will be mailed to each taxpayer who protested to the Board.  If the taxpayer disagrees with the Board of Review’s decision, the next and highest level of administrative review is the Michigan Tax Tribunal.

Assessor’s Office Hours – 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

2018 March Board of Review meetings

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 9am-12pm Organizational meeting

Monday, March 12, 2018 2pm-5pm & 6pm -9pm

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm

Appointments may be made by calling the City offices at 810-329-7121 from 7:30am to 4:30pm beginning February 26, 2018.  Appointments are for 10 minutes and are not required but encouraged.

Letter appeals are to be accompanied by a completed Board of Review petition form (L-4035) available at and must be received by 4:00pm on March 14, 2018.

All mailed appeals must be received in the office by 4 pm on March 14, 2018.

The CPI increase for 2018 is 2.1% or 1.021.

Tentative ratios and estimated multipliers necessary to compute individual state equalized values are as follows:

CLASS                                      RATIO              MULTPLIER

Commercial                            48.22               1.0369

Industrial                                 47.45               1.0537

Residential                              47.11                1.0613

Personal                                  50.00               1.0000

The millage rates for 2017 were 39.3678 mills for homestead properties and 57.3678 for non-homestead.