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Appeal Process

If a property owner believes that the value assessed to his or her property is unfair or inaccurate, he or she may take the following steps, in this order:

  1. Review the property record for accuracy.  If the information is inaccurate, notify the Finance Department so that they can stop by and correct the information.
  2. Check sale prices of similar homes in the area.
  3. Provide evidence to the assessor that the property is overvalued.
  4. Make an appeal to the March Board of Review.

If the property owner is still unsatisfied with the resolution reached the March Board of Review, he or she may appeal to the Small Claims Division of the Michigan Tax Tribunal within 35 days of the board’s decision.