City of Montrose

City Assessor

Duties

The Assessor is entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining the City’s assessment roll for assessable property, both real and persona, located within the Montrose City limits for Genesee County.

Assessment and taxable value determinations are made in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 211 of the Michigan Compiled Law ( MCL), otherwise know as the “General Property Tax Act”.

The Assessor is responsible to assess all property in the City of Montrose at 50% of the fair market value. This includes commercial, industrial and residential properties, vacant land and personal property.  To meet the standards of the State Tax Commission, the Assessor review a portion ( approximately 20%) of the properties every year. This allows the city to keep accurate records.

Adopted Resolution of Accessibility for City of Montrose Assessment Dept

I am here to answer your questions and concerns regarding the value assigned to your property. Every year in February I mail out Assessment Change Notices. The notice reflects the value as a result of my sale studies. If I am not able to satisfactorily answer your questions regarding your property value you should plan to attend one of the two March Board or Review date noted on the Assessment Change Notices.

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Assessing Facts

Millage Rates 2021

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Assessor Forms

Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit

 
 
 
 
 
 
Board of Review

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July & December

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Personal Property Exemption

The small business taxpayer personal property exemption provides a complete exemption from personal property tax for industrial or commercial personal property when the combined true cash value of all industrial personal property and commercial personal property owned by, leased by or in the possession of the owner or a related entity claiming the exemption is less than $80,000 in the local tax collecting unit and the property is not leased to or used by a person that previously owned the property or a person that, directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or under common control with the person that previously owned the property. Form 5076 must be filed annually with the local tax collecting unit no later than February 10. Click here for the exemption form.

 

Basic Steps in Making an Assessment Appeal

There are two requirements that must be followed in making an assessment appeal. These are:

1. Protest the assessment to the Local Board of Review.

2. File with the Tax Tribunal within the proper time limit. (By July 31 of the tax year involved for Residential property and by May 31 of the tax year involved for properties classed as Commercial, Industrial or Personal.)

It should be noted that the Tax Tribunal has exclusive jurisdiction in assessment appeals.

Requirement of Appealing to the Local Board of Review

Assessments are made on an annual basis. Each year the City Assessor places an assessment on every parcel of property. The property is divided into two classes, real and personal.

The Local Board of Review

It is very important that each year the taxpayer find out what the assessment is on their property. If he or she is not satisfied, then it must be protested to the local Board of Review.

The local Board of Review is a board of local citizens that meets each year to review the assessments set by the assessor.

There are two ways a taxpayer’s assessment may be raised:

1. The assessor may raise the assessment. If so, the taxpayer must appear at the local Board of Review to appeal the assessment.

2. The Board of Review may raise the assessment. If so, the taxpayer must be given an opportunity to raise objections.

The Board of Review is in session to hear valuation appeals beginning on the second Monday in March of each year. Appeals are heard by appointment.

Purpose of Attending the Local Board of Review

The reason for requiring the taxpayer to raise objections to his/her assessment at the local Board of Review is so that disputes can be worked out at the local level. If the taxpayer is not satisfied with the Board of Review’s decision (the assessment can be raised, lowered, or affirmed) then he/she can appeal to the Tax Tribunal before July 31 for Residential Property and May 31 for Commercial and Industrial Property. Without the Board of Review appearance, the Tax Tribunal would lack jurisdiction to hear the matter and the taxpayer would have no other remedy.

Ways of Appearing at the Board of Review

(By Letter or Personal Appearance)

Within the City of Montrose, any taxpayer may appeal the assessment to the local Board of Review by letter. The letter must be timely to constitute an appearance. The deadline for filing written appeals is generally the second Tuesday of March.

Michigan Tax Tribunal

After appearing at the local Board of Review, the taxpayer can then appeal to the Michigan Tax Tribunal.

The deadline for filing is July 31, for Residential Property, and May 31, for Commercial or Industrial Property, of the tax year involved.

There are two main divisions at the Tax Tribunal. They are 1) the Small Claims Division and 2) the Entire Tribunal.

In the Small Claims Division, a letter of appeal from the taxpayer must be received by the Tribunal by July 31 for property classed as Residential, and in the Entire Tribunal the petition must be sent by May 31 for property classed as Commercial, Industrial or Personal, or for value disputes greater than $200,000.

There are two requirements that must be followed in making an assessment appeal. These are:

1. Protest the assessment to the Local Board of Review.

2. File with the Tax Tribunal within the proper time limit. (By July 31 of the tax year involved for Residential property and by May 31 of the tax year involved for properties classed as Commercial, Industrial or Personal.)

It should be noted that the Tax Tribunal has exclusive jurisdiction in assessment appeals.

Requirement of Appealing to the Local Board of Review

Assessments are made on an annual basis. Each year the City Assessor places an assessment on every parcel of property. The property is divided into two classes, real and personal.

There are two requirements that must be followed in making an assessment appeal. These are:

1. Protest the assessment to the Local Board of Review.

2. File with the Tax Tribunal within the proper time limit. (By July 31 of the tax year involved for Residential property and by May 31 of the tax year involved for properties classed as Commercial, Industrial or Personal.)

It should be noted that the Tax Tribunal has exclusive jurisdiction in assessment appeals.

Requirement of Appealing to the Local Board of Review

Assessments are made on an annual basis. Each year the City Assessor places an assessment on every parcel of property. The property is divided into two classes, real and personal.

Bob Naumann is the assessor for the City. He is responsible for overall direction and management of City’s property appraisal program. Bob Naumann is contracted through the City of Montrose to provide assessing Services. He maintains a Michigan Certified Assessing Offices certificate and has over ten year of experience in assessing.

“I help taxpayers under the property tax laws that are relevant to their property”.

If you wish to contact the assessor please contact the City Office. The assessor does maintain office hours, lease call to confirm availability.

810-639-6168 ext 5

assessor@cityofmontrose.us

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