Property Assessment Board of Review Process

How to Appeal Your Assessment

There are three steps to the annual appeal process:

  1. Assessors Review (local)
  2. March Board of Review (local)
  3. Michigan Tax Tribunal (state)

Assessors Review can take into account such circumstances as structural defects, fire damage or demolition. Taxpayers may also appeal the assessed value at this time.  To appear before the Board of Review, an appeal must be made during the February Assessors Review Period, February 1st through February 15th.  The office address is:
 

City of Detroit - Assessors Review 
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center 
2 Woodward Ave., Suite 824 
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 224-3035

 

Taxpayers who are dissatisfied with the February Assessors Review decision may appeal to the March Board of Review:
 

City of Detroit - Board of Review
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center 
2 Woodward Ave., Suite 824 
Detroit, MI 48226


March Board of Review begins the Tuesday following the first Monday in March and ends the first Monday in April. Your appeal must be received by the second Monday of March. Taxpayers will receive an appointment to appear before the Board of Review.

Michigan Tax Tribunal
Property Classified Residential Real Property
Protest at the March Board of Review is necessary to protect your rights to further appeal to the Michigan Tax Tribunal for valuation and exemption appeals and/or State Tax Commission for classification appeals. To appeal a decision of the March Board of Review, you must write to the Michigan Tax Tribunal before July 31st each yearPlease visit www.michigan.gov/taxtribunal for the appropriate appeal form.

Property Classified Commercial Real and Industrial Real
Appeal to the March Board of Review is not required. An appeal must be made during the Assessors Review Period (see above for deadline) in order to appeal to the March Board of Review; or an appeal can be made directly to the Michigan Tax Tribunal prior to May 31st.

Property Classified and Utility Personal
Taxpayers who wish to appeal for these classifications are not required to appear at the March Board of Review. An appeal may be made to the March Board of Review (see above for deadline and mailing address) or an appeal can be made directly to the Michigan Tax Tribunal prior to May 31st. Appeal to the Michigan Tax Tribunal requires that a personal property statement was timely filed with the Detroit Board of Assessors by February 20th.


Michigan Tax Tribunal
P.O. Box 30232
Lansing, MI  489092
(517) 373-4400

 

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