Assessing

The City contracts with the Assessing Department at Oakland County for the appraisal of all real estate and personal property for property tax purposes on an annual basis. There are over 11,600 residential, commercial and industrial real estate property descriptions and 1,900 personal property accounts contained in the City's mass appraisal files. 

The Department operates under the provisions of the General Property Tax Act of 1893, as amended, and also applicable local charter provisions.  In addition, the Department maintains and monitors the "homestead" status of all property throughout the City as well as tracking property transfers.

Special Assessment District Rolls


The Department is responsible for development of Special Assessment District rolls used to fund infrastructure improvements. The Department also defends all assessments before the Michigan Tax Tribunal and participates in economic development activities.

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