Property Assessment Appeal Information
The procedures require the taxpayer to appeal to the Board of Assessors Review first.
Board of Assessors Review can take into account such circumstances as structural defects, fire damage or demolition of property before the beginning of the New Year. To appear before the Board of Review, an appeal must be made during the February Assessors Review, February 1st through the 22nd.
If you are not satisfied with the February Assessors Review decision, you must write the Board of Review on or before the second Monday in March.
You will receive an appointment to appear before the Board of Review.
Protest at the Board of Review is necessary to protect your right to further appeals to the Michigan Tax Tribunal for valuation and exemption appeals and/or State Tax Commission for classification appeals. To appeal a decision of the Board of Review, you must write to the Michigan Tax Tribunal by July 31st each year.
Michigan Tax Tribunal
P0 Box 30232
Lansing, Ml 48909
Please visit www.michigan.gov/taxtrib for the appropriate appeal form.
NOTE: The denial of an exemption from the local school operating tax for homestead properties may be appealed to the Michigan Department of Treasury.
March Board of Review
Begins the Tuesday following the first Monday in March and ends the first Monday in April.
HOMESTEAD AFFIDAVIT INFORMATION REQUIRED BY P A 237 OF 1994: IF YOU PURCHASED YOUR HOMESTEAD AFTER MAY 1 LAST YEAR, TO CLAIM THE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION, IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO FILE AN AFFIDAVIT BEFORE MAY 1. HOMESTEAD AFFIDAVITS ARE ACCEPTED IN ROOM 804, COLEMAN A YOUNG MUNICIPAL CENTER, DETROIT, Ml 48226
July Board of Review
On May 14, 2020, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-87 extending the deadline for Boards of Review. The purpose of the executive order is to give local Boards of Review the ability to consider appeals at the July Board of Review that would normally only be heard during the March Board of Review. Starting June 1st, 2020 through July 21st the Office of the Assessor will be accepting written, email, or by appointments appeals for the 2020 assessment roll for property owners who did not get the opportunity to file an appeal at the 2020 March Board of Review. Requested appointments will be scheduled on "Wednesdays" for property owners who request to file an appeal using this method. Starting June 1st written appeals or appointment requests can be emailed to [email protected]. Written appeals may also be submitted to: City of Detroit, Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, 2 Woodward Ave., Ste. 824, Detroit, MI 48226.
December Board of Review
Convenes the Tuesday following the second Monday in December