Township Assessor

Everett Township contracts its assessing services to Assessor Matt Frain and Judy Lindberg they have office hours at the Township Hall on the first and third Tuesdays from 1:30-3:30.  If you need to reach them outside of this  time, Leave them a message by calling the Township Hall 231-689-1082 ext 22.  Judy can assist you with questions pertaining to assessing, taxes and the Land Division Act.

Matt-Judy are required to maintain the assessing records, which includes, annual assessments and taxable values, maintenance of the name, address, legal descriptions and homestead information of each property in the township. They make inspections of properties to continually develop accurate assessing records.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

There are various reasons that your assessed and taxable values can increase.
The assessed value represents 50% of the value of the property and has no limit in
which it can increase. Some of the reasons that an assessed value can increase is because
of improvements made to the property and general market increases. Taxable values are capped at rate of inflation increases or 5%, whichever is less, unless there are improvements made to the property.

             Property Tax Revisions Due to Proposal A  (P.A. 415 of 1994)
 

Beginning in 1995 a new value was introduced to the property tax system. This value was termed taxable value. Prior to 1995 property taxes were based on the state equalized
value (S.E.V.), which represented the assessor’s estimate of 50% of a property’s market value. As of 1995, the taxable value is now the basis for the calculation of property taxes. Before the implementation of Proposal A, a property tax bill would increase or decrease in direct proportion to the change of the state equalized value. For example, if a property’s state equalized value increased 10%, one could expect that the next tax bill would be 10% greater than the previous year’s amount. Now, the taxable value has replaced the S.E.V. in property tax computation. The annual increase of tax is limited due to the method by which the taxable value is calculated. 

The taxable value calculation is made annually, independent to the change of the state equalized value. Proposal A implicitly requires that the Consumer Price Index shall not exceed 5% in any one year, and the taxable value shall not exceed the state equalized value. These restrictions effectively place a "cap" or limit to the annual increase of property taxes. The determination of the taxable value will only vary in the year following a property transfer or if new construction has occurred.
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