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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.

March Board of Review

The Board of Review will meet for the purpose of hearing and considering assessment appeals in the Mayor’s Conference Room at 45175 W. Ten Mile Road on March 9, 10 and 11, 2020. All appearances before the Board will be by appointment only. Any questions should be directed to the Assessing Department at 248-347-0485.

If you or your representative want to appeal in person, it is strongly encouraged you come into the assessing department on or before 5:00pm EST, Friday, March 6, 2020 in order to schedule an appointment to ensure your time before the Board of Review. Appearances before the Board of Review are limited to five (5) minutes or less. Petitions are available at the Assessor’s Office or
printer-friendly Board of Review Petition
 
No appointments will be given until a petition is received by the assessing department.
 
All agents protesting values on property that is not their own must have written authorization from each property owner they are representing.

Board of Review Schedule

Monday, March 9, 2020 - 9:00am to 6:00pm Mayor’s Conference Room
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 1:00pm to 9:00pm Mayor’s Conference Room
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 9:00am to 6:00pm Mayor’s Conference Room
Located in the Civic Center, 45175 West Ten Mile Road Novi, MI 48375.

Written Appeals

Letters of protest will be accepted on or before 3:00pm EST, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Postmarks will not be considered. When submitting a letter of protest for the Board of Review consideration, you must attach a completed petition along with any supporting information.
 
Persons on fixed or limited income may be eligible for a reduction in property taxes due to poverty. Applications are available at the Assessing Department, or at www.cityofnovi.org.
 

Authority of the March Board of Review

The March Board of Review has the authority to review the following types of appeals: current year assessed value and current year poverty exemptions under MCL 211.7u.   For a complete list of the authority of the March Board of Review, please view this pdf document here.

The Board shall review the roll according to facts existing on tax day, December 31 of the immediately preceding year. Tax day for 2020 values is December 31, 2019.

July Board of Review

The July Board of Review meets on the Tuesday following the third Monday in July. For 2020, the board will meet July 21 from 9:00 a.m. until Board business is concluded. The board meets at the Novi Civic Center at 45175 Ten Mile Road, Novi. It will be held on the first floor.

December Board of Review

The December Board of Review meets on the Tuesday following the second Monday in December. For 2020, the December board will meet December 15, from 9:00am until Board business is concluded.

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.

For 2020, the July Board of Review will also accept late filings of qualified EMPP and 5076 forms, protests related to the 2020 valuation, classification, or any other matters that are properly heard before the 2020 March Board of Review. Letter appeals are acceptable.

Additional information pertaining to Michigan property taxes is available at https://www.michigan.gov/taxes, click on “property taxes”.

If you purchased real property during 2018, 2019, or 2020, you are required to file a printer-friendly Property Transfer Affidavit with the Assessor’s Office.

Also, if you purchased real property during 2017, 2018, 2019 or 2020, 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.