Assessing Department

Assessment Information for 2016

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) mandated from the state this year is 1.009%.  Taxable Values on properties will increase by that amount for taxing purposes for 2017.  Taxable Value is the basis for your property taxes.  This will be calculated using the inflation rate of 1.003 for the 2016 capped value.  Properties that have been uncapped as a result of a sale may see a higher increase in taxable value as well as properties for which there is new construction.  The assessed value, however, is not the value that is multiplied by the millage rate to establish taxes.  Your Assessment Change Notice is sent out in February, and if you have questions or concerns please contact Supervisor Bloomquist at the Township office.  Remember, it is taxable value that is used to compute tax bills.

Homestead Exemption is also indicated on the Assessment Change Notice.  You should check your notice at the center bottom for the number that can range from 0 to 100%.  To receive 100% property exemption you must own and occupy your residence.  All homeowners for newly constructed homes must file a Principle Residence Exemption form with their local government and occupy the home by November 1st to receive the exemption.  The forms are available at the Township office.

Board of Review Members

  • Ed Timm, Chairperson
  • Steve Vaughn, Assessor
  • Gerald Eidt, Member
  • Kurt Guter, Member
  • Mike Rice, Alternate
  • Wanda Bloomquist, Secretary