Source: Sherman Publications

Independence Township
2012 March Board of Review

February 29, 2012

independence township

official public notice

The Charter Township of Independence 2012 March Board of Review will meet for its organizational session, MCL 211.29(1), at the Township Hall’s Office of the Assessor on Tuesday, March 6, 2011 at 9:00 am.

The Board of Review will meet for public hearings at the Township Hall Board Room located at 6483 Waldon Center Drive, Clarkston, Michigan to hear 2012 year assessment appeals of value, classification and hardship exemption requests on March 9, 12, 13 & 16 from 9:00 am through 12 noon, on March 8 & 15 from 1:00 pm through 4:00 pm, and on March 7 & 14 from 5 pm through 8 pm.

If you wish to appear in person to appeal your assessed value, it is required that you have an appointment with the March Board of Review. The Assessed Value represents 50% of market value. Appeals are for the 2012 tax year only. An appointment can be made through the Assessor’s Office by calling (248) 625-8114 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm weekdays.

A resident or nonresident may also protest to the Board of Review by mail by submitting a completed and signed “Petition to Board of Review” (Form L-4035). This form is available on line at www.michigan.gov/documents/l4035f_2658_7.pdf and at the Township Assessing Department at the address indicated above. This form should be mailed to the Independence Township Assessing Department, PO Box 69, Clarkston, MI 48347. It must be received prior to the close of the March Board of Review and documentation supporting your opinion of value should be attached.

The Board of Review is an appeal process to review property values, not tax bills. The Board of Review has no jurisdiction over the millage rates that are multiplied against taxable values in order to calculate the tax bill. The year 2012 tentative equalization ratio is 50%, and the estimated multiplier is 1.0000 for all property classifications.

Sincerely,

Kristen Sieloff, MAAO

Independence Township Assessor

Publish: 2/15, 2/22, 2/29/12