Board of Review
Poverty Exemption Application
A property owner with a principal residence exemption can request a poverty exemption at the March, July or December Boards of Review every year. The exemption is based on household income added for all of the persons that reside at the property. The temporary help for 1 year can be provided in payment of property taxes under the township’s policy. Applications are available with the other forms on this site.
Inflation Rate Multiplier for 2023. Assessment Year
2023 Poverty Exemption Policy, Guidelines and Application
Resolution 23-669 2023 Poverty Exemption Guidelines
The Board of Review & the Assessment Appeal Process
Every year in February, assessment notices are mailed to all property owners in the Township. The Board of Review reviews the assessment roll received from the Assessor for complete, accurate, uniform and valid data. Appeals of assessed or taxable values placed on property by the Assessor may be made to the Board of Review in March each year. The Board of Review has authority to hear appeals for classification, tax exempt or non-exempt status, equity (all properties to be assessed at 50% of True Cash Value), poverty and valuation. The majority of appeals are for valuation. The Board of Review has no control over millage rates or property taxes. If you wish to appear before the March Board of Review, an appointment is necessary. Please phone the Assessing office at (734) 449-2880 for an appointment.
The Board of Review has two other annual meetings, one in July and one in December. The July and December Boards of Review have the authority over clerical errors, mutual mistakes of fact, and situations involving poverty exemptions, principal residence exemptions, Disabled Veterans Exemptions and qualified agricultural property exemptions.