Assessments


The Assessor’s Office is responsible for identifying and valuing all taxable real and personal property within the City of Flint and maintaining property records.

We annually produce the ad valorem real and person property assessment rolls, the specific assessment roll, and the property tax rolls in accordance with Michigan’s General Property Tax Laws.

About:
A Message from the Assessor

As Assessor of the City of Flint, I would like to welcome you to our website and offer you the opportunity to browse the pages for information relating to some of the functions of the Assessment Division. Our office supports a staff of six Appraisers and two Customer Service Clerks. These employees are supervised by the Assessment Supervisor, the Deputy Assessor and myself. We are committed to the support and enhancement of the physical, economic and social well-being of Flint citizens. By providing equitable assessments and accurate property data, we intend to secure and strengthen the fiscal resources of Flint’s government.

There are approximately 58,000 real property parcels and about 2,800 personal property parcels. The total 2014 taxable value of these properties is approximately $754,826,072 and generates annual revenues for funding the local schools and public services. I hope you will find the information provided by our website to be helpful in improving your understanding of the government that serves you.

William E. Fowler, Assessor City of Flint

Appeals:

The Assessment Appeals Process

If you disagree with the assessed and/or taxable value of your property, or the classification of your property, you may file a petition with the March Board of Review. (Please see the Important Dates section of this announcement for the applicable filing dates).

If you wish to further appeal your assessed and/or taxable values, you may write to the Michigan Tax Tribunal, P.O. Box 30232, Lansing, Michigan 48909. For residential appeals, the final date for filing such an appeal is July 31 of the current year. For commercial, industrial, or personal property appeals, the final date for filing such an appeal is May 31 of the current year.

Only a property classification appeal may be further appealed by writing to the Michigan State Tax Commission, P.O. Box 30471, Lansing, Michigan 48909-7971. The final date for filing a classification appeal is June 30 of the current year.

Board of Review Mtgs.
City of Flint Board of Review (Subject to Change Each Year)
The City of Flint March 2015 Board of Review will be in session in the 3rd Floor City Council Chambers, Municipal Center 1101 S. Saginaw Street to hear property owner appeals of the 2015 assessed and taxable valuations and property classification on:

  • Monday, March 9, 2015 10am-4pm
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015 3pm – 9pm
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015 10am – 4pm
  • Thursday, March 12, 2015 10am – 4pm

For the March 2015 Board of Review, any resident or nonresident may protest to the Board of Review by notarized letter with original signatures. Letter appeals must be received by 4:00pm Wednesday March 11th.

Important Dates/Property Tax Info Important Dates

May 31: Deadline for assessment petition to the Michigan Tax Tribunal (205.735a) for commercial and industrial real property and personal property.

June 30: Deadline for property classification appeals to the Michigan State Tax Commission (Sec. 211.34c, MCL).

July 1: Summer property taxes due and payable.

July 31: Deadline for assessment petition to the Michigan Tax Tribunal, (205.735a) for residential property and small claims division. Appeal petitions are considered filed if mailed first class and postmarked on or before July 31. Otherwise, appeals sent by certified mail on or before July 31 are timely filed.

July: Tuesday Following the Third Monday in July
July Board of Review meets to correct mutual mistakes of fact or clerical errors on the assessment roll, (Sec. 211.53b, MCL). An owner of property that is a “principal residence” property on June 1  or November 1 may appeal to the July Board of Review for the current year and the three (3) years prior if the exemption was not on the tax roll, (Sec. 211.7cc (13) and 211.7ee (6), MCL). PA 74 of 1995 authorizes July Board of Review to hear appeals for poverty exemptions, but not for poverty exemptions denied by the March Board of Review. Applies to current year only (211.7u, MCL).

December 1: Winter property taxes due and payable.

December: Tuesday Following the Second Monday in December.
December Board of Review meets to correct mutual mistakes of fact or clerical errors on the assessment roll (Sec.211.53b, MCL)

An owner of property that is a “principal residence” property on June 1 or November 1 may appeal to the December Board of Review for the current year and the three (3) years prior if the exemption was not on the tax roll, (Sec. 211.7cc (13) and 211.7ee (6), MCL). PA 74 of 1995 authorizes December Board of Review to hear appeals for poverty exemptions, but not for poverty exemptions denied by the March Board of Review or July Board of Review. Applies to current year only (211.7u, MCL)

Property Tax Information

Since the passage of Proposal “A” in 1994, several legislative changes have occurred affecting property tax bills. It should be noted that the statutory requirement for assessments, before and after County and State Equalization is still fifty percent of True Cash Value, and that the Constitution still requires that assessments not exceed fifty percent of True Cash Value, before and after County and State Equalization. After County and State Equalization, assessments as equalized become the Taxable Value (Property Tax Base) for every parcel of property subject to the General Property Tax Act that has a Transfer of Ownership in the prior year.

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