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Beth Botke, MAAO (CMAE III), MCPPE
14480 Webster Rd.
P.O. Box 247
Bath, MI 48808
Ph. (517) 641-6728 x 112
Fax (517) 641-4170
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Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

I dedicate myself to providing fair and accurate assessments, to educate the taxpaying public on the procedures, laws and components that create those assessments, and to offer service that honors the dignity of the public.


Responsibilities of the Assessor

The Supervisor is the chief assessing officer of the township, responsible for assessing property values within the township at 50 percent of its true cash value (MCL 41.61). In assessing property, the supervisor and assessing officials may use only those manuals approved by the State Tax Commission. MCL 41.61 permits the township board to provide for the appointment of assessors for the township who have all the powers and duties of the supervisor in the assessment of property.

The Assessor is responsible for the inventory of all property within the Township, and the valuation of the taxable parcels therein. Both real property (Land and Building), and personal property (tangible) held by businesses are taxable.

The office operates under the requirements of what is commonly referred to as the General Property Tax Law which was originally P.A. 206 of 1893. Most statutes are located between MCL 211.1 and MCL 211.157.


Property Record Information

Property information is available for viewing at the Assessing Department during normal business hours. Property and tax billing information is also available online by clicking on Online Assessing Information Look-up. Online information is currently updated daily. Most property records now have a sketch of buildings, improvements, and land as well as a digital photograph.

 

Board of Review Information

The July and December Boards of Review have the authority over clerical errors, mutual mistakes of fact and situations involving hardship exemptions, principal residence (homestead) exemptions and qualified agricultural exemptions.

 

Helpful Information

 

Land Forms

Please return completed forms to the Assessing office to be processed.

 

Michigan Department of Treasury Forms

Principal Residence Exemption

 

Please return completed forms to the Assessing office to be processed.



 

Last Updated on 12 September 2016