Schmidt offering free guide to appeal property tax assessments

Senator Wayne Schmidt

Senator Wayne Schmidt

LANSING, Mich.—State Sen. Wayne Schmidt said 37th District residents can access a free guide on how to appeal property tax assessments on his website and at county clerks offices throughout the district, free of charge.

“Occasionally property owners encounter errors with their tax assessments,” said Schmidt, R-Traverse City. “If residents think there is an inaccuracy with theirs, this free guide will be a valuable resource when considering appealing an assessment.”

Schmidt recommended checking for errors on property record cards, and to look over homes for structural damage or problems not associated with general aging that could affect the value of the property. It is also smart to research comparable properties in your area.

If property owners believe an assessment is wrong, an appeal can be made to the local Board of Review and, if necessary, the Michigan Tax Tribunal.

To access the free guide on how to effectively appeal your property tax assessment, as well as the 2016 Michigan Taxpayer’s Guide, on the web, visit

Printed copies of the guide have been delivered to the eight county clerks offices in the 37th District. Residents may stop in and pick up a copy for free.

County Clerk Locations:

Antrim County
203 E. Cayuga St.
Bellaire, MI

Charlevoix County
203 Antrim St.
Charlevoix, MI

Cheboygan County
870 S Main St.
Cheboygan, MI

Chippewa County
319 Court St.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Emmet County
200 Division St.
Petoskey, MI

Grand Traverse County
400 Boardman Ave.
Traverse City, MI

Luce County
407 W Harrie St.
Newberry, MI

Mackinac County
100 S Marley St.
Suite 10
St Ignace, MI