Assessor / Board of Review

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ASSESSOR

The Assessor is responsible for overall direction and management of Township’s property valuation program. Oversees the identification, does the inventory, determines the market value and calculates the assessed valuation for all Township properties in accordance with the State Tax Commission regulations, methodology and procedures to ensure fair and equitable assessments. Maintains accurate principle residence status and property transfer information in compliance with applicable State laws.

To request an assessment review, contact the assessor by phone or email for an appointment.  Reviews usually involve a site visit.  Please be aware that, upon review, it is possible for the assessment/taxable value to go up or down or remain unchanged.

ASSESSOR

Mark Erhart

906-358-4501 or
906-358-0504
Office Hours. Monday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m
Drop-ins are accepted, appointments are encouraged

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BOARD OF REVIEW

All non-exempt property must be assessed 50 percent of true cash value and uniformly assessed with other property in the classification.  The purpose of the board of review is to ascertain that this has been accomplished by allowing taxpayers to appeal their property’s assessed value or taxable value.  No person can appeal his or her assessment to the Michigan Tax Tribunal unless he or she has first appeared before the board of review.  (Source:  Michigan Townships Association 2020 Edition)

Members are appointed by the Board of Trustees for a term of two years ending on December 31st

To contact Board of Review:

BOARD OF REVIEW MEETINGS

Meetings are typically held in March to address valuation assessment appeals.  July and December to address clerical corrections, property exemptions and principle resident exemptions.

BOARD OF REVIEW MEMBERS

David Sherrill – Chair (term exp. 2022)
Amy Domanus - Secretary (term exp. 2022)
Linda Bush – Member (term exp. 2022)
Eric Zorr - Alternate (term exp. 2022)

ASSESSOR / BOARD OF REVIEW FORMS

TitlePDF FormOnline Form
AssessorBoard of Review Petitionhttps://www.michigan.gov/documents/l4035f_2658_7.pdf
Parks & Community CenterCommunity Center - Pavilion Rental Formhttps://www.watersmeet.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Community-Center-Pavilion-Rental-Form-RE-Watersmeet.pdf
AssessorDeferment of Summer Taxes Applicationhttps://www.michigan.gov/documents/homestead1_2541_7.pdf
AssessorDisabled Veterans Exemption Affidavithttps://www.michigan.gov/documents/treasury/5107STCAffidavit_441749_7.pdf
Town BoardEmployment Application Watersmeethttps://www.watersmeet.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Watersmeet-Employment-Application-RE.pdf
AssessorPrincipal Residence Exemption Affidavithttps://www.michigan.gov/documents/2368f_2605_7.pdf
AssessorProperty Tax Exemption Applicationhttps://www.watersmeet.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Request-for-Property-Tax-Exemption-RE-Watersmeet.pdf
AssessorProperty Transfer Affidavithttps://www.michigan.gov/documents/l4260f_2688_7.pdf
Planning & ZoningProposed Land Divisions Applicationhttps://www.watersmeet.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Proposed-Land-Divisions-Application-RE.pdf
AssessorRescind Principal Residence Exemption Requesthttps://www.michigan.gov/documents/2602f_2607_7.pdf
Planning & ZoningShort Term Rental Applicationhttps://www.watersmeet.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Short-Term-Rental-Application-RE-Watersmeet.pdf
Planning & ZoningUse by Special Approval Applicationhttps://www.watersmeet.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Application-for-Use-by-Special-Approval-RE-Watersmeet.pdf
Fire DepartmentVolunteer Fire Department Applicationhttps://www.watersmeet.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Volunteer-Fire-Department-Application-RE-Watersmeet.pdf
Planning & ZoningZoning Board of Appeals Applicationhttps://www.watersmeet.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Zoning-Board-of-Appeals-Application-RE-Watersmeet.pdf
Planning & ZoningZoning Certificate Applicationhttps://www.watersmeet.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Application-for-Zoning-Certificate-RE-Watersmeet.pdf