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.

City of Charlotte 2022 Board of Review Schedule

Board of Review meetings are held at:

Charlotte City Hall 111 E. Lawrence Ave. in the Community Room on the lower level.

To schedule a Board of Review appointment please email or call Sandy Osborn:

sosborn@charlottemi.org;  phone 517-543-8844

Meeting Dates:

March

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 10:00 a.m.  – Organizational Meeting
Monday March 14, 2022 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Appeal Hearings
Tuesday March 15, 2022 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Appeal Hearings

By board resolution, residents can protest by letter, provided protest letter is received prior to March 14, 2022

July

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 10:00 a.m. – Correction of Clerical Errors

December

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 10:00 a.m. – Correction of Clerical Errors

The tentative ratios and the estimated multipliers for each class of real property and personal property for 2022 are as follows:

Class Ratio Multiplier
Commercial 48.07% 1.0401
Residential 46.14% 1.0836
Industrial 46.32% 1.0794
Personal Property 50.00% 1.0000
Utility 50.00% 1.0000

The City will provide necessary and reasonable services to individuals with disabilities at the Board of Review meetings upon 7 days prior notice.

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.