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Board of Review

Any questions regarding the value placed on your property can be reviewed by the Assessing Department. After reviewing, if you wish to appeal the assessment, arrangements can be made for an appointment before the Board of Review.

The exemption from the 18 mills of local school operating tax for “qualified agricultural properties” may be appealed to the local Board of Review. The March Board of Review has no authority over homeowner’s principal residence exemptions.

Protest at the Board of Review is necessary to protect your right to further appeals to the Michigan Tax Tribunal for valuation and exemption appeals and/or State Tax Commission for classification appeals.
Please use the Parcel Identification Number when referring to your property so that your records can be quickly located.

July Board of Review

The July Board of Review meets on the Tuesday following the third Monday in July. For 2018, the board will meet July 17 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The board meets at the Novi Civic Center complex at 45175 Ten Mile Road, Novi. It will be held on the first floor in the Mayor’s Conference Room.

December Board of Review

The December Board of Review meets on the Tuesday following the second Monday in December. For 2018, the December board will meet December 11, from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

Authority of the July and December Boards of Review

The July and December Boards of Review have different authorities than the March Board of Review. The July and December Boards of Review meet to correct Qualified Errors, and to consider appeals related to the Principal Residence Exemption, Qualified Agricultural Exemption, Taxable Value Uncapping, the Qualified Start-up Business Exemption, the Disabled Veteran’s Exemption and the Poverty Exemption.

The July and December Boards of Review cannot consider changes in valuation (true cash value) which are not caused by the correction of a “qualified error,” as defined in subsection 10 of MCL 211.53b. The July and December Boards of Review do not have jurisdiction to revisit the Assessor’s determinations which were made through the exercise of professional judgment, such as Quality Class (D, CD, C, BC, B or A for residential construction, depreciation and land value determinations, Economic Condition Factors, etc.), even if the Assessor or a Successor Assessor later believes that the original determination was mistaken. (Valuation appeals must be protested to the March Board and/or appealed to the Michigan Tax Tribunal.)
 
Additional information pertaining to Michigan property taxes is available at https://www.michigan.gov/taxes, click on “property taxes”.

Appearance Before the Board of Review

All appearances before the Board of Review will be by appointment only.

If you or your representatives wish to appear in person, the appointment must be made on or before 5:00pm, EST, Monday, December 10, 2018, accompanied by a completed petition.

Appearances before the Board of Review are limited to five (5) minutes or less.

Blank petition forms are available upon request at the City Assessor’s Office or you can click below to download the form.
printer-friendly Board of Review Petition

NO APPOINTMENTS WILL BE GIVEN UNTIL A COMPLETED PETITION IS RECEIVED BY THE ASSESSOR’S OFFICE.

Written Appeals

Persons not wishing to appear before the Board of Review may submit a written appeal which must be received on or before 5:00pm, EST, Monday, December 10, 2018. POSTMARKS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. When submitting a written appeal for the Board of Review’s consideration, you must attach the printer-friendly Board of Review Petition (also available at the Assessor’s Office), fully executed, along with any supporting information.

If you purchased this property during 2017 or 2018, you are required to file a printer-friendly Property Transfer Affidavit with the Assessor’s Office.


Also, if you purchased this property during 2017 or 2018, you may qualify for a printer-friendly Homeowner’s Principal Residence Exemption.

COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTIES MAY HAVE PERSONAL PROPERTY.
PERSONAL PROPERTY QUESTIONS CAN BE ADDRESSED BY CALLING 810-225-7605.

City of Novi Assessing Department Appointments:  248-347-0485.