Assessing Department COVID-19 Operation Plan & Contact Information
At this time copies of all documents are being accepted by the Assessing Department via email. Please email copies of address changes, property transfers, principal residence exemptions, rescind forms, etc. to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please know that the Assessing Department will be monitoring emails, and you will receive a response within one business day.Original forms are still required to be on file. Original forms may be mailed to Pittsfield Township, Attention: Assessing, 6201 W. Michigan Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. The original forms may be placed in the "payment" slot located on the southside of the Administrative Building. Or forms may be placed in the Assessing dropbox which is on the counter in the Administration Building, located at 6201 W. Michigan Avenue The box is indicated with a sign that reads "Assessing Forms".
Please keep copies of all documents submitted.
If you need to speak directly to the Assessing staff, please contact us at 734 822-3115. We are encouraging in-person meetings to be held by appointment only, for COVID-19 social distancing purposes.
Authority of the July Board of Review Expanded for 2020
Governor Whitmer signed an Executive Order (2020-87) on June 9, 2020, expanding the authority of the 2020 July Board of Review. Resident taxpayers may file a valuation or classification appeal by letter, no later than the close of the July Board of Review on July 21, 2020. (MCL 211.30) Qualified Small Business or Eligible Manufacturing Personal Property filers who missed the February 20, 2020 filing deadline for either exemption may file form 5076 or 5278 with the July Board of Review. All Values must be based as of Tax Day, December 31, 2019. If a March 2020 Appeal is on file, a July 2020 Appeal cannot be authorized.
2020 Principal Residence Exemption Filing Deadline Extended to June 30, 2020 Public Act 96 of 2020 was signed into law on June 24, 2020, which amended section 211.7cc of Public Act 206 of 1893, the General Property Tax Act. The act changed the date by which a principal residence exemption may be claimed for the 2020 summer tax levy in the 2020 tax year. For the 2020 tax year only, the deadline for a property owner to claim a principal residence exemption by filing a "Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) Affidavit" (Form 2368) for the 2020 tax levy is extended from June 1 to June 30. As a result, for the 2020 tax year only, property owners that occupy an eligible property on or before June 30, 2020, may qualify for the principal residence exemption beginning with the 2020 summer tax levy and all subsequent tax levies for which eligibility is maintained by filing Form 2368 on or before June 30, 2020.
The Department of Assessing is responsible for property valuation in Pittsfield Township. The General Property Tax Act (Act 206 of 1893) requires us to assess at 50% of true cash value all assessable property as of December 31 of each year. This includes agricultural, commercial, industrial, residential, developmental, and personal (machinery, equipment, furniture, fixtures, and signs used by private businesses) property classes.
Assessments are done by undertaking a review of the physical description of the property and/or improvement(s), real estate sales data, construction costs, rental income information, operating expenses, interest rates, and any and all other factors that may affect value.
Residents should contact the Department of Assessing for assistance with: