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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 March Board of Review has the authority to review the following types of appeals: current year assessed value; current year poverty exemptions under MCL 211.7u; current year Assessor denial of the continuation of a Qualified Agriculture Property Exemption; and the current year assessment classification. For a more 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 2019 values is December 31, 2018.

printer-friendly Board of Review Petition

Written Appeals

Letters of protest will be accepted on before 5:00pm EST, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. 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.

All agents protesting values on property, other than their own, Must have written authorization from each property owner they are representing.

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

Any questions should be directed to the Assessing Department at (248) 347-0485.

July Board of Review

The July Board of Review meets on the Tuesday following the third Monday in July. For 2019, the board will meet July 16 from 9:00 am until Board business is concluded. 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 2019, the December board will meet December 10, 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.

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, click on “property taxes”.

If you purchased this property during 2017, 2018, or 2019, you are required to file a printer-friendly Property Transfer Affidavit with the Assessor’s Office.

Also, if you purchased this property during 2018 or 2019, you may qualify for a printer-friendly Homeowner’s Principal Residence Exemption.