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.
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:
- Email Watersmeet Assessor
- Mail letter to: Watersmeet Township, Attn: 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
|Title||PDF Form||Online Form|
|Assessor||Board of Review Petition||https://www.michigan.gov/documents/l4035f_2658_7.pdf|
|Parks & Community Center||Community Center - Pavilion Rental Form||https://www.watersmeet.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Community-Center-Pavilion-Rental-Form-RE-Watersmeet.pdf|
|Assessor||Deferment of Summer Taxes Application||https://www.michigan.gov/documents/homestead1_2541_7.pdf|
|Assessor||Disabled Veterans Exemption Affidavit||https://www.michigan.gov/documents/treasury/5107STCAffidavit_441749_7.pdf|
|Town Board||Employment Application Watersmeet||https://www.watersmeet.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Watersmeet-Employment-Application-RE.pdf|
|Assessor||Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit||https://www.michigan.gov/documents/2368f_2605_7.pdf|
|Assessor||Property Tax Exemption Application||https://www.watersmeet.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Request-for-Property-Tax-Exemption-RE-Watersmeet.pdf|
|Assessor||Property Transfer Affidavit||https://www.michigan.gov/documents/l4260f_2688_7.pdf|
|Planning & Zoning||Proposed Land Divisions Application||https://www.watersmeet.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Proposed-Land-Divisions-Application-RE.pdf|
|Assessor||Rescind Principal Residence Exemption Request||https://www.michigan.gov/documents/2602f_2607_7.pdf|
|Planning & Zoning||Short Term Rental Application||https://www.watersmeet.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Short-Term-Rental-Application-RE-Watersmeet.pdf|
|Planning & Zoning||Use by Special Approval Application||https://www.watersmeet.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Application-for-Use-by-Special-Approval-RE-Watersmeet.pdf|
|Fire Department||Volunteer Fire Department Application||https://www.watersmeet.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Volunteer-Fire-Department-Application-RE-Watersmeet.pdf|
|Planning & Zoning||Zoning Board of Appeals Application||https://www.watersmeet.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Zoning-Board-of-Appeals-Application-RE-Watersmeet.pdf|
|Planning & Zoning||Zoning Certificate Application||https://www.watersmeet.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Application-for-Zoning-Certificate-RE-Watersmeet.pdf|