Board of Review
The Board of Review consists of three members and three alternates, appointed by the City Council, and each serving a three-year term.
The Board’s purpose is to hear and decide assessment appeals, poverty exemptions, or property classification appeals.
- The Tuesday following the second Monday in March
- The Tuesday following the fourth Monday in March (Subject to change by action of City Council. Refer to the legal notice of meetings published annually for specific dates, times and locations)
Legal Notice of Board of Review meeting dates, times and location will be published as required by City Charter, and posted on the City website, at least four weeks prior to the appeal session.
- Click here to view the March 2023 Board of Review Legal Notice of Meetings.
Board of Review is by appointment only. Any person wishing to appear before the Board of Review must make an appointment before 4:30 p.m. on the day prior to the appeal session. To schedule an appointment, contact the Assessing Office by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 313-885-6600.
Non-resident property owners, or those otherwise unable to attend the scheduled dates, may appeal by mail if received no later the day prior to the appeal session. For your convenience, the Petition to Board of Review is available here.
To assist you in compiling information for your appeal request, you may click here to access the taxpayer worksheet.
An agent representing a taxpayer shall present written authorization to the Board of Review at the time of his/her appointment. A property owner or agent representing a taxpayer must provide articles of organization for a limited liability company to prove ownership.
Assessment Change Notices
Assessment Change Notices are mailed at least 14 days prior to the Board of Review meeting. The Notice is intended to provide the owner or person listed on the assessment roll of the property a notice of an increase in the tentative state equalized valuation or the tentative taxable value for the year.