Assessing Department

Niles Charter Township Assessing Department is responsible for identifying the taxable status of each property within the township.  The department is dedicated to the establishment of equitable property assessments for residents and businesses.  Through the Assessing Department the township is able to provide accurate property information to all township department, township property owners, area realtors, and private appraisers.

Assessor:  John Baumann

Assessor Office Policy on Inspection Records
Assessor's Office Policy on Informal Meetings

Property Related Forms

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Annual Property Inspection Program

The Michigan State Tax Commission requires the assessor to review 20% of Niles Charter Township’s property record cards each year. The Assessor will be canvassing residential neighborhoods in Niles Township from April through October reviewing and updating property records, including measuring and photographing the exterior of structures only. The Assessor will be in a marked vehicle and have a Niles Charter Township identification badge. If you have any questions, please call the Assessing Department at (269) 684-0870 x125.

Change of Assessment Notices

Annual “Change of Assessment” notices will be mailed to all Township property owners in the month of February. These notices will show changes in assessed and taxable values for the upcoming tax year, and will illustrate if and how these changes will effect your tax bill. If you have any questions on these values, please contact the Assessing Department at 269 684-0870 ext. 125

How Your Assessed Value is Determined

Annually the State of Michigan requires assessors to perform property sales analysis to determine the market value of all properties in the township. The assessed value of your property is 50% of the calculated market value of your property. Below are links to the analysis that was performed to determine the current year assessed values for all properties in Niles Charter Township. I encourage you to review this analysis and feel free to contact the assessor's office is you have any questions on how your assessment was determined.

State Tax Commission Announces Inflation Rate Multiplier for 2024

The inflation rate multiplier to be applied to the 2023 Taxable value of all property in the State of Michigan, is 5%. See STC Bulletin 16 of 2023 or visit the Bureau of Labor and Statistics to find out more about the CPI and how it affects your taxes.

Board of Review

Petition to Board of Review
2024 March Board of Review

The Board of Review will be meeting in March to consider property value appeals from property owners. The Board of Review consists of three township residents appointed by the Niles Charter Township Board of Trustees. If you feel that your assessed value is inaccurate, the Board of Review has the power to make changes to the values set by the Assessing Department. An appointment is necessary to meet with the Board of Review.

As you prepare for a meeting with the Board of Review, please consider the following:

  • The Board of Review can not adjust your tax bill; the review board ONLY deals with your assessed value.
  • Be prepared to explain what you think your property is worth and why.
  • Evidence in support of your estimate of the property value is essential. The evidence could include information such as: a recent sale or appraisal of your property, comparable properties in your area that have recently sold, or recent construction costs for remodeling and additions.
  • Evidence must be given in person or by mail.
  • If you cannot appear in person, you may send a representative with a signed letter of authorization.

 When making comparisons with similar properties, it is best to select properties from your neighborhood that are comparable in age, size, condition, style, interior features, and basement finish. While the Board of Review process is informal, it is important to remember that State law puts the burden of proof on the property owner to show that the Assessing Departments calculations are not correct. Your evidence needs to be persuasive enough to support your idea of property value.

The Board of Review will determine the value of your property based on the information presented to them. You will receive a written notice of their decision. If you do not agree with the Board of Review decision, there will be instruction on further appealing your assessment to the Michigan Tax Tribunal.

If you have any questions on your property values or property tax bill, please contact the Assessing Department at 269 684-0870 ext. 25.   We are always happy to review this information with you at any time.

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