All meetings are held at Hartland Township Hall unless othewise noted. To stream meetings live, view archived meetings or review meeting agendas and packets, click here.
October 17, 2017 7:00 PM
Board of Trustees – Regular Meeting
October 24, 2017 6:30 PM
Board of Trustees – Special Meeting
October 26, 2017 7:00 PM
Planning Commission – Regular Meeting CANCELED
Determining the Assessed Value
Information on the property is gathered during a physical review (square foot, story height, foundation/construction type and amenities) and then entered into the assessment system that calculates a base value according to the State Tax Commission cost new manual. That value is then depreciated for age and adjusted for construction costs in Livingston County, then the value is further adjusted to other properties within neighborhoods defined by similar type construction by the economic condition factor (ECF), which weighs the market conditions of that area based on property sales.
Terms You Should Understand When Reviewing Your Assessment
How Does Proposal A Affect My Property Taxes?
In 1994, Michigan voters passed Proposal A, which created a new basis by which property tax would be calculated. Property tax is calculated based on taxable value, which can only increase on an annual basis by five percent or the rate of inflation – whichever is lower. The passage of this proposal resulted in a relative stabilization of taxes for property owners who, before 1994, paid taxes calculated on the assessed value and were greatly impacted by swings in property values.
The baseline for taxable value is recalculated when a property is sold or transferred. In the year after the property is transferred, the cap is lifted and the taxable value is reset to equal the assessed value. The cap is then set in place once again.
When Would I Receive My Assessment Notice?
Assessment change notices are mailed in the latter part of February and if a property owner does not receive their notice by the first week of March they should contact the assessing department. Updated assessment information will be available on the website after February 20 for the current year.
Appealing An Assessment
If a property owner disagrees with an assessment, he or she may file an appeal, which would be heard by the March Board of Review. Valuation appeals are heard in March only. The July & December Board of Review is convened to correct clerical errors only. Valuation appeals are not heard in July or December. A homeowner must appeal to the March Board of Review to protect their right to further review at the State Tax Tribunal.
More detailed appeal information can be found by visiting our Assessment Appeal page.
Jim Heaslip, Assessor
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