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About Your Property Assessment

Determining Your Property Assessment

The market value of your property is simply the probable price that it would sell for in a normal transaction between a willing buyer and a willing seller. The Assessor is required by state law to assess at 50% of true cash value all assessable property, as of December 31 of each year. This includes residential, commercial and personal property (machinery, furniture, fixtures, leasehold improvements and equipment for commercial and industrial properties).

The Assessor takes various factors into account when establishing property value, including:

  • Description of the property and its improvements
  • Lot dimensions
  • Age of home and/or other buildings
  • Land value
  • Building square footage
  • Value-enhancing amenities
  • Vacant and improved sale properties

Assessment Notification

The Notice of Assessment, Taxable Valuation and Property Classification is sent to every property owner on an annual basis. An explanation of it follows:

How to Read your Change of Assessment Notice

Explanation and Example

The amount in the CHANGE column does NOT reflect the change in tax dollars for current year. The CHANGE column is simply the difference between the previous year values and the current year values.

Note the statement: This change in taxable value will increase/decrease your current year tax bill by approximately: Following this statement the estimated increase or decrease in your current year tax bill will be estimated. This estimate excludes any significant change in the millage/tax rates.

Appealing Your Property Assessment - March Board of Review

The Board of Review reviews the assessment roll received from the Assessor to check to see it is complete, accurate, uniform and valid. They conduct public hearings in March to hear appeals from property owners.

Each year, prior to the March meetings of the local board of review, assessment change notices are mailed.  These informational notices include State Equalized Value, Taxable Value, the percent of exemption as a Principal Residence, and whether or not an Ownership Transfer has occurred. If you believe the Assessed Value is more than half the value of your property, you may appeal the Assessed and/or Taxable Values at the March Board of Review.

Sales Studies

 Bloomfield Township Sales Study for 2024 Tax Year
 Sylvan Lake Sales Study for 2024 Tax Year

 

NOTICE

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMFIELD
 
THE BOARD OF REVIEW FOR THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMFIELD
WILL MEET BY APPOINTMENT AT THE
TOWNSHIP OFFICE, 4200 TELEGRAPH RD
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI  48302.
 
MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2024
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2024
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
 
To schedule an appointment, contact the Bloomfield Township Assessing Department at 248-433-7710.

In addition, the Board of Review will meet on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 3:00 P.M.
for an Organizational Meeting to prepare for and discuss the procedures for the
public meetings beginning March 11, 2024 including but not limited to Selection of
Chairperson and Secretary along with receiving the 2023 Assessment Roll from
the Assessor.
 
By board resolution, taxpayers are able to protest by letter sent
to 4200 Telegraph Rd, PO Box 489
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0489 provided
protest is received before March 12th, 2024 at 4:30 P.M. All appeals must include completed Michigan Department of Treasury Form L-4035.