- Get a current appraisal of your home/property
- Keep up with your payment paperwork like receipts for payment and other maintenance work
- Find 3 homes that are comparable in size to your home and the selling price. If the homes sold for less than yours is appraised, then your taxes will be lowered.
- File an appeal before Feb 15th with the City of Detroit
- Get a hearing date from the assessor’s office
- A decision is rendered by the Board of Assessors
- If you are satisfied then you are done with it and the process ends here.
- If you are not satisfied with the decision you can appeal to the Board of Review in writing on or before the second Monday in March which is March 14,2016 to get an appointment.
- If you are not satisfied with the Board of Review's decision, then to protect your property rights, you must file an appeal with the State of MichiganTax Tribunal
Please be aware that some cases like buying a home dirt cheap in an auction, your property taxes may go up. Property taxes are driven from values in property surrounding your home in the neighborhood. Otherwise, there were many smiles from homeowners who left the 8th floor of the Coleman Young Municipal Center because of their savings.
Wayne County Veteran Affairs (Soldiers and Sailors Relief Fund), (313) 224-1862. If you are a veteran with any wartime service and an honorable discharge, you may qualify.
Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) – (313) 842-7010, Help is available to those who qualify and is not limited to those of Arabic ethnicity.
City of Detroit Human Services Department, Central Operations Division – (313) 852-5634. (Detroit Homeowners only.)