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Fiscal Services - Assessing

Assessing Department - Phone: 989-837-3334  Email:  rduford@midland-mi.org

Frequently Asked Questions

Property

Where do I go to find out the recent sale price and date of sale of a particular property in Midland?

How can I find out the year in which my home was built?

I just sold (or bought) my house. What forms do I need to file with the City of Midland detailing this transaction?

How can I find out the parcel code number of a property in Midland?

Taxes

What are my taxes for the year?

How can I find out what I paid in taxes last year?

Why do I pay more in taxes than my neighbor when our assessed values are the same?

How do I find out why I received a delinquent tax bill from the Midland County Treasurer's Office?

Is there an easy way to figure what my taxes will be if I buy a house?

Midland Board of Review

When does the Board of Review meet?

Do I have to appear in person at a Board of Review session?

Other

What is the difference between assessed value and taxable value?

How do I find out if there are any special assessments on my property?

Is my property in a floodplain?

Answers

Where do I go to find out the recent sale price and date of sale of a particular property in Midland?

Visit the Property Information Website or call the City Assessor's Office at 989-837-3334.

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How can I find out the year in which my home was built?

First, check the City of Midland Property Information website. If you cannot locate the information there, call the Assessor's Office at 989-837-3334.

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I just sold (or bought) my house. What forms do I need to file with the City of Midland detailing this transaction?

Refer to the City Assessor's Forms/Brochures web page for information on various assessing forms.

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How can I find out the parcel code number of a property in Midland?

This information can be found by searching for the address of the property or the owner's name through the "City of Midland Property Information" website. In addition, the parcel code number is located on tax bills and assessment change notices.

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What are my taxes for the year?

To find out what the taxes are on a given property in Midland, tax billing information can be found by clicking on the following link: Tax Bill Info or by contacting the City Treasurer's Department at 989-837-3315.

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How can I find out what I paid in taxes last year?

If you live within the city of Midland, tax payment information can be found by clicking on the following link: Tax Bill Info or contact the City Treasurer's Department at 989-837-3315.

If you live outside the city but within Midland County, you can search for tax information on Midland County's website.

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Why do I pay more in taxes than my neighbor when our assessed values are the same?

Taxes are calculated based on taxable value. Similar properties cannot be compared by looking at taxable values or tax bills, because Proposal A creates disparities between similar properties and their taxable values. The assessed value of your property is determined based on the local real estate market and is the only accurate indicator of uniformity among property values.

For more information, see How Property Taxes Are Calculated.

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How do I find out why I received a delinquent tax bill from the Midland County Treasurer's Office?

Contact the Midland County Treasurerís Office at 989-832-6850.

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Is there an easy way to figure what my taxes will be if I buy a house?

Yes. Refer to the web page that details How Property Taxes Are Calculated.

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When does the Board of Review meet?

The Board of Review meets three times each year - in March, July and December. For specific dates, refer to the City of Midland Tax/Assessing Calendar.

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Do I have to appear in person at a Board of Review session?

No. A letter of appeal can be just as effective. The key is to research the local real estate market for similar properties that were recently sold. A member of the City's Assessor's Office can assist you with finding comparable information. Alternatively, a recent appraisal of your home can be submitted to the Board of Review as evidence of market value.

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What is the difference between assessed value and taxable value?

Assessed value is 50 percent of market value, while taxable value (used to levy property taxes) is, in most cases, less than that. However, when a property is transferred or sold, the taxable value of a property is "uncapped," or becomes equal to the assessed value, for the year following the year in which the sale or transfer took place.

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How do I find out if there are any special assessments on my property?

Contact the City Assessorís Office at 989-837-3334.

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Is my property in a floodplain?

Contact the Planning Department at 989-837-3374 for in-depth information on floodplains and whether or not your property could be located within one.

Floodplain information can be found on the Planning Department website.

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