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By law, the only time you may appeal you assessment is at the March Board of Review meeting, which is held the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday following the second Monday in March. After you receive the Change of Assessment notice you may contact the City Assessor’s Department at 269-329-4433 to schedule an appointment; or send a letter of appeal, including the Michigan Department of Treasury Form L-4035 - Petition to Board of Review (PDF), which is available at the Office of the City Assessor. Send to:7900 S Westnedge AvenuePortage, MI 49002
An assessment appeal is not a complaint about higher taxes. It is an attempt to prove that your property’s estimated market value is either inaccurate or unfair.
You may appeal when you can prove at least one of three things:
State law provides the next level of appeal at the Michigan Tax Tribunal. A letter of appeal on residential property must be sent to the Tribunal:PO Box 30232Lansing, MI 48909
The deadline for commercial appeals is May 31st and the deadline for residential appeals is July 31st.
State law provides for one time per year to protest the value of your property. That protest may be made at the March Board of Review only.