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.
2021 March Board of Review Schedule
Due to Covid-19, the 2021 March Board of Review will meet virtually via Portagemi.webex.com (password: Portage21). Written appeals are strongly encouraged, however, appointments may still be scheduled by calling 329-4433. 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 5PM on Wednesday, March 10, 2021.
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 Meeting||Date||Time||WEBEX Event #|
|Organizational Meeting||Monday, March 8||9 AM||180-350-0693|
|Board of Review||Tuesday, March 9||12PM - 5PM & 6PM - 9PM||180-832-0977|
|Board of Review||Wednesday, March 10||12PM - 5PM & 6PM - 9PM||180-058-3914|
|Board of Review||Thursday, March 11||9AM - 12:30PM & 1PM - 4:30PM||180-048-2861|
|Second Meeting and Roll Certification||Tuesday, March 23||9 AM||180-254-2114|
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 and up to 3 years prior of homeowner’s principal residence exemption affidavit requests where no previous affidavit was filed and denied. 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.
2021 July & December Board of Review Schedule
|Type of Meeting||Date||Meeting Time|
|Board of Review||Tuesday, July 20||10 a.m. - Business is concluded|
|Board of Review||Tuesday, December 14||10 a.m. - Business is concluded|