Board of Review


The Board of Review is composed of 6 members appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the Council.

March Board of Review

The purpose of the March Board of Review is to hear valuation disputes related to the assessment of property.  The Board may correct any assessment as it seems just if any property appears to be wrongfully assessed or omitted from the roll. Poverty exemptions, disabled veteran exemptions and personal property late filing requests are also considered.

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. 

2023 March Board of Review Schedule

Residents may appeal in person by scheduling an appointment with the Assessor’s office at (269) 329-4433 beginning March 1, 2023. Residents may also appeal via written appeal.  Written appeals must be accompanied by a signed Form L-4035 and supporting documentation submitted to the Office of the City Assessor no later than 5 PM on Wednesday, March 15, 2023.

Written appeals, supporting documentation and signed Form L-4035, can be submitted via:

Mail: Office of the City Assessor, 7900 S. Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002


In Person: 24-hour drop box at Portage City Hall.

Type of MeetingDateTime
Organizational MeetingTuesday, March 79 AM
Board of ReviewMonday, March 139 AM - 12 PM & 1 PM - 4 PM
Board of ReviewTuesday, March 149 AM - 12 PM & 1 PM - 4 PM
Board of ReviewWednesday, March 151 PM - 5 PM & 6 PM - 9 PM
Board of ReviewThursday, March 169 AM - 12 PM & 1 PM - 4 PM
Second Meeting and Roll CertificationTuesday, March 289 AM - 12 PM & 1 PM - 4 PM

July & December Board of Review

The July and December Board of Review can only address Clerical Errors and Mutual Mistakes of Fact related to real and personal property assessments.  Appeals may also be heard for current year only poverty exemption requests, but not poverty exemptions which were denied by the March Board of Review.  The Board may also consider current year veterans exemption requests that were not denied by the March Board of Review.  The July and December Board of Reviews are prohibited from hearing disputes related to Property Valuation.

2023 July & December Board of Review Schedule

Type of MeetingDateMeeting Time
Board of ReviewDuring third week of JulyTBD
Board of ReviewDuring second week of DecTBD