Board of Review

The Board of Review consists of 6 citizens (5 members and 1 alternate) who live in the City. The Board of Review meets on several occasions throughout the year but its primary duty is to hear property valuation and classification appeals when it meets in March.

Board of Review members are not employees of the City and do not have a vested interest in agreeing or disagreeing with either the Assessor or the taxpayer. Their job in March is to hear appeals as to the value and classification that has been determined by the Assessor. They have no authority or control over tax rates or tax amounts. In July and December the Board of Review corrects clerical errors and/or mutual mistakes of fact.

Notice of 2021 Board of Review Notice

2021 BOARD OF REVIEW MEETING SCHEDULE

Revised 02/16/2021

The Charlotte Board of Review for 2021 will be held virtually via Zoom, see link below, on the following dates.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 10:00 a.m.  Organizational Meeting
Monday March 8, 2021 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for Appeals
Tuesday March 9, 2021 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for Appeals

To schedule a Board of Review appointment please email sosborn@charlottemi.org call 517-543-8844.  All hearings must be held virtually due to COVID restrictions. No in-person hearings are allowed. Please visit www.charlottemi.org for updates.

By board resolution, residents can protest by letter, provided protest letter is received prior to March 8, 2021. We strongly encourage residents to use this option.

The tentative ratios and the estimated multipliers for each class of real property and personal property for 2021 are as follows:

Commercial…………..48.88%…………1.02292
Residential…………47.17%…………….1.06000
Industrial……………48.26%…………….1.03606
Personal Property………50.00%……..1.0000
Utility………….50.00%………………1.0000

2021 Board of Review Meeting Links

Mar 2, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Board of Review – Organizational Meeting

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83019654703?pwd=Z3BoRUZCcFQrUkNqUkt5V09USUhKdz09
Passcode: 558107
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16465588656,,83019654703#,,,,*558107# or +13017158592,,83019654703#,,,,*558107#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799
Webinar ID: 830 1965 4703
Passcode: 558107

Mar 8, 2021 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
2021 Board of Review March 8th Appeals

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82971823271?pwd=eUZUZENlSW9HK09IVkVROGdqN0hJZz09
Passcode: 101121
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +13126266799,,82971823271#,,,,*101121# or +16465588656,,82971823271#,,,,*101121#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782
Webinar ID: 829 7182 3271
Passcode: 101121

Mar 9, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
2021 Board of Review March 9th Appeals

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89380343670?pwd=Zzl1dlpHM1dvV0xidUYzQWRzaXJIdz09
Passcode: 545948
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +13017158592,,89380343670#,,,,*545948# or +13126266799,,89380343670#,,,,*545948#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128
Webinar ID: 893 8034 3670
Passcode: 545948

The reasons for holding an electronic public meeting are to limit the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and to remain in compliance with MDHHS Emergency Epidemic Orders.

Persons with disabilities who require assistance in order to participate in the electronic public meeting should contact the City at the earliest opportunity by emailing clerk@charlottemi.org or by calling 517-543-8843.

This notice was posted to comply with Sections 4 and 5 of Michigan Open Meetings Act (MCL 15.265), posted at City Hall, 111 E. Lawrence Ave, Charlotte, MI  48813, at least 18 hours prior to the start of the meeting. 

How To Appeal Your Property Tax Assessment

The property tax assessment appeal process is a mystery to many. If you follow these simple steps, it will eliminate some of the confusion in deciding whether or not to appeal and help you prepare valid information for a successful appeal.

Step 1. Prior to making an appeal to the Board of Review, it is important to understand what the appeal process is and what it means to you. Your first step should be educating yourself by reading this.

Step 2. If you have decided to continue with your appeal after reviewing the information in Step 1, you will need to complete the petition and bring it to your hearing.

Step 3. Now that your petition has been completed, you need to schedule a time for your appeal. You can schedule your appeal by sending an email to SOsborn@charlottemi.org or by calling 517-543-8844.

Step 4. Prepare for your appeal. Appeals are limited to 5 minutes each so it is important to use your time talking about issues that the Board of Review can address. Refer to the information provided in Step 1 for tips on how best to prepare for your appearance before the Board of Review.