City Assessor: Patti Peltier
Please note contact information has changed
Home Office: 989-684-4863
Home Fax: 989-684-0364
City Hall: 989-662-6761
By now, we are all familiar with the condition of Michigan's economy, declining value in the real estate market, and foreclosures. Fierce competition exists in the marketplace between foreclosed properties for sale and "normal" properties for sale.
Property tax is based on two elements; the value of the property, and the millage rate at which the values are taxed. The value of the property is determined through the assessing process. Millage rates are determined by authorized government units and voter approved millages. Property taxes are charges to taxpayers for the costs of governmental programs and services that benefit the general public and to finance public improvements, such as a road project
All taxable property within the City must be annually assessed by the City assessor (MCL 211.10) who is certified as qualified by the State Assessors Board. (MCL 211.10d)
Highlights of the Assessing Calendar
Annually, the assessor shall prepare an assessment roll that describes all taxable real and personal property in the township as of December 31 and its assessed and taxable values.
The assessor presents the roll to the board of review by the Tuesday following the first Monday in March. The assessor must also send notices of assessment changes to property owners at least 10 days before the Tuesday following the first Monday in March. These are changes that will show up in the summer and winter tax bills in that year. If there are no changes in value for the upcoming year, the property owner will not receive an assessment change notice.
The board of review meets in March and examines and adjusts the property values on the assessment roll as necessary and appropriate. Taxpayers who want to appeal their assessment must first go to the board of review in March. If they are denied an adjustment, they may then appeal to the Michigan Tax Tribunal.
The assessor must deliver the certified tax roll to the treasurer by July 1 for the summer tax collection and by December 1 for the winter tax collection.
Please contact the City Assessor if you have any questions concerning:
Assessing questions on your property
Principal Residence Exemptions
Homestead Affidavits (must be filed by May 1)
Information on any parcel of property
A complete listing of forms is located on the left.
To view tax information or pay your bill visit: City of Auburn - AccessMyGov.com
113 E Elm St., Auburn MI 48611 989-662-6761