Saturday, April 19, 2014
 
Contact Information

Assessor Jim Yonker
269-381-8083 Ext 118
Fax 269-381-8794

Records Clerk Bette Zawacki
269-381-8083 Ext 120

   

** The renewal date to extend your Conditional Rescission for another year is December 31, 2013. There is no legal authority to allow late applications.  If 2014 is the first  year of your conditional rescission, that application must be in this office before May 1, 2014.

** The State Tax Commission has set the 2014 Inflation Rate multiplier at 1.6%. This means that your Taxable Value for 2014 may increase by 1.6%.

   

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Assessing

Welcome to the Charter Township of Kalamazoo Assessing Department. This department is located in the Charter Township of Kalamazoo Administration Building, 1720 Riverview Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49004. Office hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

You may find information regarding your home by using this highlighted link Charter Township of Kalamazoo Parcel Information

Should you have questions and/or comments regarding the information found here, please feel free to contact the Assessing Department at (269) 381-8083. You may also e-mail us at assessor@ktwp.org.

   

Understanding Assessed & Taxable Values
ASSESSED VALUES & TAXABLE VALUES
  • Your taxes are based on your Taxable Value.
  • Your Assessed Value represents approximately half of what we believe the property to be worth.
  • Your Taxable Value can never exceed your assessed value.
  • Your Taxable Value can only increase at the rate of inflation or 5%, whichever is lower, UNLESS there is a physical change to your property or there is a transfer.
  • The annual changes in your Assessed Value are based on studies and sales of property in similar neighborhoods.
   

Important News for Business Owners

There have been several changes made concerning the taxation of personal property. Beginning December 31, 2013, some personal property will be exempt from taxation.

 In order to be eligible personal property and qualify for the exemption, the personal property must meet all of the following conditions:

 **The combined true cash value of all industrial personal property and commercial personal property owned by, leased by, or in the possession of the owner or a related entity claiming the exemption is less than $80,000 in the local tax collecting unit, and **The property is not leased to or used by a person that previously owned the property or a person that, directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or under common control with the person that previously owned the property, and **The exemption must be properly claimed.

 To claim the exemption, the owner must file an affidavit (Form 5076), with the Assessor's office NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 10th!! If the affidavit is filed, the owner is not required to file a personal property statement.