Assessor Contact Information
Stacey Kaake, MMAO PPE
The Assessing Department
The primary purpose of the Assessing Division is to estimate the fair market value, or “true cash value,” of all real and personal property located within the City of Flint. In order to estimate the market value, we use two years of sales, market data and collects information about properties. The State of Michigan Constitution and Statue require that, notwithstanding, any other provision of law, the assessed values placed upon the assessment roll shall be at 50% of true cash value.
The Assessing Division is responsible for keeping records on all properties, including land and buildings. We are also responsible for property transfer affidavits, principal residence exemptions, land splits and combinations.
Notice of Assessment Process
A Notice of Assessment is mailed to each property owner at the end of February each year as notice of these values. This notice states on top “This is not a tax bill”. The only time these values may be appealed is during the March Board of Review. The dates and times of these meetings are on the Notice of Assessment. At the close of the March Board of Review, the values become final and cannot be appealed. (With the exception of Commercial and Industrial Property which may be appealed directly to the Michigan Tax Tribunal by May 31).
What happens to taxable value when a property transfers ownership?
(If you recently purchased your home, you want to read this!)
In the year following the purchase of a property, the Taxable Value becomes equal to the Assessed Value. This is commonly referred to as “uncapping.” In the second year after a property is purchased, the Taxable Value is again capped, and may only increase by the Inflation Rate Multiplier (IRM) or 5%, whichever is lesser of the two, provided there is no new construction or losses. In Michigan, taxes are based on Taxable Value. Taxable Value can never be greater than the Assessed Value.
When a property transfers ownership, the taxable value uncaps to the current assessed value. For an example:
2022 Taxable Value 45,352
2022 Assessed Value 60,000
Date of sale 10/31/2022
2023 Taxable Value 65,000
2023 Assessed Value 65,000
This is a STATE law and the local government or board of review have no authority to change this impact.
Unfortunately, Proposal A is typically no longer stressed to new buyers during the process of buying property in Michigan. The officials at the City are not aware of a transfer until after it occurs and become responsible for educating the new buyer. If your taxes are in escrow, please contact your mortgage company when you receive your assessment change notice, with the potential increase so they can adjust your payment. If not, you may see a significant increase in your payment next year.
Assessment Division Sales Documents
Assessment Division Documents
|Special Assessment Exemption Affidavit||Open File | Download|
|2022-CombDiv-Application||Open File | Download|
|Disabled Vet||These applications also go to one of the three (3) Boards of Review, and applicant must reapply every year.||Open File | Download|
|Poverty Application 2022||Homeowners may apply to one of the three (3) Boards of Review, March, July or December, one (1) time each year and reapply every year. This exemption does not provide relief for your water bill and is not for renters.||Open File | Download|
|Poverty Instructions 2022||Homeowners may apply to one of the three (3) Boards of Review, March, July or December, one (1) time each year and reapply every year. This exemption does not provide relief for your water bill and is not for renters.||Open File | Download|
|BOD Rules Rewrite||Open File | Download|