Susan Bovan, Assessor – [email protected]
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Assessing is the method used to determine how much taxpayers will pay in property taxes. Property taxes are charges to taxpayers for the costs of governmental programs and services that benefit the general public and to finance public improvements, such as a road project or new fire station.
There are many local governmental units with the authority to levy taxes: townships, villages, cities, school districts, intermediate school districts, community colleges, district libraries, and special taxing authorities, such as downtown development authorities.
However, there are only two governmental units with the authority to assess property: townships and cities. Villages are required to have assessment rolls, but villages do not assess property because all property in a village is within a township, so the village assessments must be identical to those set by the township assessor.
All taxable property within a township must be annually assessed by the township assessor who is certified as qualified by the State Assessors Board.
Once an assessor is certified by the State Tax Commission, they must annually renew their certification by taking continuing education credits and must attend a mandatory assessing update presented by the State Tax Commission.
The Assessor is responsible for the inventory of all property within the Township and the valuation of all taxable property both real property (land and buildings) and personal (tangible).
- Land Division Application
- Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) Interest Denial Distribution Policy
- Form 2368 – Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) Form
- Form 2602 – Request to Rescind Principal Residence Exemption Form
- Form 2766/L-4260 – Property Transfer Affidavit Form
- Form 5076 – Affidavit to Claim Small Business Tax Exemption Form
- Form 632 – Personal Property Tax Statement Form
- Form 5278 – Affidavit and Statement for Eligible Manufacturing Personal Property and Essential Services Assessment Form
- Disabled Veterans Form
- Conditional Rescission of Principal Residence Exemption (PRE)
Poverty Property Tax Exemption
Residents meeting income limit and asset level tests set by Munising Township may be eligible for a full or partial exemption of property taxes. The Township has adopted guidelines which establish filing requirements, details of the review process for the exemption and income and asset levels which apply. The specific annual income limits vary by size of household and are published each year by the State of Michigan.
It is necessary to apply for this exemption annually with the Assessing Department. Applicants must submit a completed application to the Assessing Department prior to the last meeting of the board of review. Exemptions may be granted at the March, July or December board of review.
As part of the application, it is necessary to submit a copy of the most recent income tax return for everyone who occupies the residence. If an occupant is not required to file an income tax return, that occupant must submit a completed Poverty Exemption Affidavit.