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. Property Owner/Authorized Agent may appeal the assessed value at this time.  Persons acting as the authorized agent for the property owner must submit a completed “Letter of Authorization”, as prescribed by the City of Detroit.  All companies, LLC’s and/or Corporations must provide organization documents along with title and name of authorized person to speak on behalf of company.

 

To appear before the Board of Review, an appeal must be made during the February Assessors Review Period, February 1, 2021 thru February 22, 2021.   Appeals will only be accepted during February 1, 2021 thru February 22, 2021 timeframe. Any appeal submitted before that date will not be accepted. Additionally, the appeal must be for the 2021 year only.

 

Property Owner/Authorized Agent may Appeal online,  by letter, or email [email protected].  Any appeals through the link above or email must be received by 4:30 pm on February 22, 2021.  If the appeal is in writing, the mail must be postmarked by February 22, 2021. A dropbox is located outside the Woodward public entrance of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center to submit your appeal.   Faxed appeals will not be accepted. 

To service the City's taxpayers more efficiently we have initiated a process which will be required in situations involving multiple appeals.  If you are filing appeals concerning more than 10 parcels, the Multiple Parcel Appeal Letter and Multiple Parcel Appeal Spreadsheet will be the ONLY manner in which you may present your appeals to both the Assessor and March Board of Review.  Representatives must provide a Letter of Authorization.

 

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.

Property Assessment Board of Review

Coleman A. Young Municipal Center 2 Woodward Avenue - Room 824 Detroit, MI 48226

 

In accordance with the Open Meeting Act, MCL 15.261, et seq., due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to protect the health of the public, participants and Board Members, the Board of Review shall conduct its meetings remotely.

For Assessment year 2021 only, you will receive a Zoom or phone 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 of the current 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

Convenes the Tuesday following the third Monday in July

 

December Board of Review
Convenes the Tuesday following the second Monday  in December


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