Board of Review

Board of Review

  • Mike Bartalo – Chairman
  • Jeremiah Johnson
  • Shannon Lucas

Authorizing Statute:
Board of Review–General Property Tax Act, Public Act 206 of 1893,

MCL 211.28 to 211.33

Authorities and Responsibilities:
Examines and reviews the assessment roll for the current year as prepared by the supervisor/assessor. Adds property omitted from the assessment roll. Corrects errors in names, descriptions of property, and the assessment and valuation of property. Hears taxpayer appeals. Endorses the completed assessment roll.

Principal Residence Conditional Rescission Information:
The new Public Act 96 of 2008 is designed to allow people to maintain the principal residence status on their first home when they are unable to sell that home before they move into a new residence. The property owner must file a form with the local assessor by May 1.

Board of Review Established By:
Required in all townships by the General Property Tax Act.

Membership:
Three, six or nine members appointed by the township board. Board of review members must be electors (residents) (MCL 211.28). At least 2/3 of the members shall be property taxpayers of the township. (*Michigan Election Law (MCL 168.342) requires all members to be taxpayers. State Tax Commission says that is not necessary. MTA Legal Counsel suggest taking a prudent approach.)

A member of the township board may not serve on the board of review or fill any vacancy.

A spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, son or daughter, including an adopted child, of the assessor is not eligible to serve on the board or fill any vacancy.