Tax and property assessments. Property Tax and Assessment Database is now online at http://CantonTwp.is.bsasoftware.com/. Enter the parcel ID and property address. Tax and assessment data is updated once per day. Residents may access their own information, but anyone wishing to access information for an address other than their own must pay a $2 fee. Bear in mind that this means your tax preparer may not be able to access this information on your behalf.
The Assessor's Office sends out a notice of assessment in February to tell you the taxable value of your house, and the change from year to year.
You can appeal the assessed value of your property by making an appointment with the assessment office by calling (734)394-5111. Appeals are by appointment only, available on these days in 2010:
- Monday, March 8 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
- Tuesday, March 9 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
- Wednesday, March 10 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
- Thursday, March 11 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
- Friday, March 12 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Section 211.59 (3) of the General Property Tax Act, Public Act 206 of 1893 allows for the deferment of winter taxes until April 30, 2010. The deferment is available if you meet the following requirements: · Totally or permanently disabled person, blind, paraplegic, quadriplegic, eligible service-person, eligible veteran, or eligible widow/widower. · 62 years of age or older, including the un-remarried surviving spouse of a person who was 62 yrs of age or older at the time of death. Other requirements include: · Proof that the individual has filed a Property Tax Credit Application (MI-1040 CR-1) for senior citizens with the state of Michigan before Feb. 14, 2010; · The individual has not received the tax credit prior to March 1, 2010; · The tax credit is needed to pay the taxes. The deferment application is available at the Treasurer’s office in the administration building.
How Property Taxes Can Go Up When Home Values Go Down
1994's Proposal A limited the amount that property taxes can go up from year to year, which is linked to the Consumer Price Index (CPI). If you've owned your home for a long time, it's value could have out-paced the growth of the CPI. When that happens, the property taxes can continue to increase because they're trying to catch up to the taxable value of your house without rising too much in any one year.