Property Assessment Board of Review

The Board of Review hears and determines appeals along with certain other matters concerning real and personal property assessments and/or classifications. The Board of Review is one of the only opportunities in which a taxpayer may appeal before taxation on their real and/or personal property. The Board of Review has three (3) periods during the year in which its work must be complete based upon statutory mandates; they are the March Board of Review, July Board of Review and December Board of Review.

Board of Review shall represent a cross-section of the community and shall be comprised of nine (9) residents of city (one from each of the seven council and two at-large) who shall be appointed by a majority of the City Council members serving on the basis of their knowledge of and familiarity with real estate property values, assessment practices and taxation. As far as possible, different professions and occupations shall be represented on the Board. The Board members shall not be members of any other city agency board, department, commission or other division of municipal government.

Valuation appeals are generally heard during the month of March only after an appeal is made to the Assessor's Office between the 1st and 22nd of February. The Board of Review shall appoint special subcommittees to review and submit recommendations to the full Board of Review on appeals requesting tax exemptions on the basis of poverty under MCL2 l l .7u and/or disabled veterans exemption under P.A. 161.

MCL211. 7u: The principal residence of persons who, in the judgment of the…..Board of Review, by reason of poverty, are unable to contribute to the public charges is eligible for exemption in whole or in part from taxation under this act.
P.A. 161: Real property used and owned as a homestead by a disabled veteran who was discharged from the armed forces of the United States under honorable conditions or by an individual described in subsection (2) is exempt from the collection of taxes under this act.

If you are appealing your property tax value during the March Board of Review, it is important that you provide as much accurate information about your property as possible including photographs, estimates for repairs, sales studies, comparisons and/or any other information that you may need to present relative to the change in assessment you are requesting. Information about your neighborhood and the surrounding areas may be considered but your focus should be your primary property first.

Correspondence and Contact Information:

Detroit Citizens Board of Review
District 4 - Willie C. Donwell, Administrator.
At-Large - Geraldine Chatman, Chair

District 7 - Lewis Moore - Vice Chair
At-Large - Glenda McPherson
District 1 - Jacqueline Robinson
District 2 - Alex Schultz-Spradlin
District 3 - Dianne Allen
District 5 - Maria Muhammad
District 6 - Rocio Ocampo​​​​​​







The March Session of the Detroit Board of Review shall convene remotely on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 9:00 A.M. to examine and review the Tentative 2021 Assessment Rolls and shall continue in session for as many days thereafter, as needed, but no later than Monday, April 5, 2021, to complete the review.  Only those taxpayers that appealed to the Assessors Review will be eligible to appear before the Detroit Board of Review at their March Session.  All appeals must be submitted in writing by Monday, March 15, 2021.  The Board of Review will consider appeals through Saturday, March 27, 2021 so that, on Monday, April 5, 2021, the roll shall be fully compiled and finally confirmed by the Detroit Board of Review.


In accordance with the Open Meetings 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 the March Board of Review meeting remotely.  The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business of the Board as it relates to assessment appeals, classification changes and/or any other matter in accordance with the General Property Tax Act.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 – 9:00AM

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 – 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM CANCELLED

Thursday, March 4, 2021 – 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM CANCELLED

Friday, March 5, 2021 – 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM CANCELLED

Saturday, March 6, 2021 – 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM CANCELLED

Monday, March 8, 2021 – 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 – 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 – 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Thursday, March 11, 2021 – 9:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM

Friday, March 12, 2021 – 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Saturday, March 13, 2021 – 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM CANCELLED

Monday, March 15, 2021 – 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 – 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 – 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Thursday, March 18, 2021 – 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Friday, March 19, 2021 – 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Saturday, March 20, 2021 – 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Monday, March 22, 2021 – 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 – 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 – 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Thursday, March 25, 2021 – 9:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM

Friday, March 26, 2021 – 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Saturday, March 27, 2021 – 9:00 AM


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Members of the public may participate remotely and provide public comment by telephone or videoconference.  If you are using a telephone, when the Chairperson asks for public comment, use *9 to raise your hand to speak by telephone.  If you are using the video conference, when the Chairperson ask for public comment, click the participant list and find your name then tap Raise Hand to indicate that you want to make a public comment.

If you need to contact the Board of Review, you may call 313-628-0722 or email [email protected]

If a participant requires interpretation or translation services, please call the Department of Civil Rights, Inclusion and Opportunity at 313-224-4960 and remember to let them know the date and time of the Board of Review meeting for which you need services.

City Council President
City Council Pro Tem