Assessment Division

Most Detroit Homeowners to See Property Assessment Reductions This Summer


Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Suite 804
Detroit, MI 48226

General Number:(313) 224-3011
Fax: (313) 224-4270 
TTY: 711 or (800) 649-3777

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Gary Evanko, Chief Assessor
Alvin F. Horhn
, Assessor

Online Property Tax Payment and Information System
The Assessments Division handles all annual assessments of residential, commercial, personal, and industrial property for the purpose of levying property taxes, as provided by the Detroit City Charter and State of Michigan General Property Tax Act. The Assessment rolls are open for public inspection during business hours in Room 804 – Coleman A. Young Municipal Center. Also, certain forms, such as the Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) Affidavit, which may exempt you from School Operating Taxes (Form 2368) and the Property Transfer Affidavit (Form L-4260) are filed with the Assessment Division.

The Assessments Division includes the following sections:

Board of Assessors
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Suite 824
(313) 224-3011

Data Management Section
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Suite 804
(313) 224-3035


Property Transfer Affidavits:
  As provided by MCL 211.27b(1), Property Transfer Affidavits must be filed by the new homeowner with the City where the property is located within 45 days of the transfer.  If it is not filed timely, the following penalty may apply:

(a) Any additional taxes that would have been levied if the transfer of ownership had been recorded as required under this act from the date of transfer.
(b) Interest and penalty from the date the tax would have been originally levied.
(c) For property classified under section 34c as either industrial real property or commercial real property, a penalty in the following amount:
(i) Except as otherwise provided in subparagraph (ii), if the sale price of the property transferred is $100,000,000.00 or less, $20.00 per day for each separate failure beginning after the 45 days have elapsed, up to a maximum of $1,000.00.
(ii) If the sale price of the property transferred is more than $100,000,000.00, $20,000.00 after the 45 days have elapsed.
(d) For real property other than real property classified under section 34c as industrial real property or commercial real property, a penalty of $5.00 per day for each separate failure beginning after the 45 days have elapsed, up to a maximum of $200.00.

Principal Exemption Affidavits:  Must be filed by June 1 to be considered for the current tax year.

Engineering Survey Unit
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Suite 804
(313) 224-3035


Residential Section
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Suite 828
(313) 224-3050


NEIGHBORHOOD ENTERPRISE ZONE

HOMESTEAD DISTRICTS
Neighborhood Enterprise Zone Homestead Applications can be filed from April 1 till October 1. 

Neighborhood Enterprise Zone - New and Rehab
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Suite 804
(313) 224-3033

Neighborhood Enterprise Zone - Homestead
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Suite 804
(313) 224-3033

Neighborhood Enterprise Zone Frequently Asked Questions

Central Business District
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Suite 828
(313) 224-6984

Commercial Section
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Suite 828
(313) 224-3050


Personal and Industrial Property Section
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Suite 828
(313) 224-3025

Affidavit of Owner of Eligible Personal Property Claiming Exemption from Collection of Taxes (Form 5076) must be filed by February 10. Personal Property Statements must be filed no later than February 20.

       
Renaissance Zone (Tax Benefit)
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Suite 805
(313) 224-3053
Renaissance Zone Applications deadline is October 1.

Assessment Review Dates

Board of Assessors
Review
Assessment rolls are open for inspection February 1 - 15. An appeal of property values must be made during this time.
Board of Review(requires appeal to Board of Assessors Review)
Begins on the Tuesday following the first Monday in March.

Board of Review (requires appeal to Board of Assessors Review)    
Begins the Tuesday following the first Monday in March and ends the first Monday in April.

Michigan Tax Tribunal
Appeals must be filed by July 31 for Residential Property (requires appeal to Board of Review)

May 31 for Industrial and Commercial Real and Personal Property (Does not require appeal to Board of Review)
 July Board of Review  Tuesday following the third Monday in July
 December Board of Review   Tuesday following the second Monday in December