April 2023

It is Spring! I say that with a bit of a sigh of relief. The 2023 assessment roll has been completed with the help of property owners and the Board of Review. The 1.079 inflation rate multiplier (IRM) issued by the State Tax Commission AND the strong market with high residential real estate prices made it a challenging year for all of us. With the returning sun, warmer temperatures and melting snow, Katie and I are eager to start fieldwork.

For the 2024 assessment roll, our fieldwork schedule will be:

  • Finishing waterfront inspections along Scenic Drive from 6 Mile Road to 7 Mile Road and from 15 Mile Road south to Munuscong Bay.
  • Finishing inspections in the Agricultural class and reviewing agricultural exemptions
  • Inspections of Class B, BC and A construction quality – typically custom-built residential

Our inspections are “exterior only” to obtain measurements and photographs of all improvements to the land (buildings and site improvements). Any information from the property owner is very helpful.

Public Act 660 of 2018 provides a statutory process to ensure quality assessing for taxpayers and local units. The General Property Tax Act, specifically MCL 211.10g, also requires the State Tax Commission audit assessing districts every five years. The audit includes assessor and township responsibilities in the assessment process. Chippewa County townships are scheduled for this audit in 2024.

It is important the assessor be available to property owners and other parties utilizing the assessment data. Communication is a critical part of being a public servant. Katie and I will continue to be available most Wednesdays from 1 to 4pm at the Bruce Town Hall. It is not necessary to have an appointment, however an appointment is helpful to avoid a long wait and it enables us to be prepared for your visit. We do schedule appointments around your schedule if the Wednesday hours are not convenient. We are available by phone – Pam at 906.440.2799 and Katie at 906.440.2257. Please leave a message so we are able to return your call. Contacting us via email at is also an option. We strive to answer calls and emails within 24-48 hours during the work week.

Public Act 660 of 2018 requires that the assessor and township will make available studies and data used to create the assessment roll to the public. The goal is to increase transparency and accountability of the assessment process. The Land Value and Economic Condition Factor (ECF) studies are on the Township website. Please call Katie or Pam with any questions about your assessment or the assessing process.

Bruce Township assessing data is available at . Instructions for using the BS&A website are posted on the BS&A website. There is no charge for the property owner to obtain their own parcel information.

Katie and I are committed to creating a uniform and accurate assessment roll. When there are errors, we will use whatever statutory process is available to create a correct assessment. Don’t hesitate to call us if you have questions. Assessing is also about educating and informing taxpayers. We welcome and encourage your calls!

Pam Chipman, MAAO, MCPPE – Assessor

Katie Chipman Bergmsa, MCAO MCPPE Assessing Data Technician

You can request a phone call or meeting with Pam using the form at the following link:

2023 Appraisal study

Click link below

Agricultural Land Study

Vacant Land Study

Agricultural ECF Study

Residential (400) Class ECF Study

Commercial/Industrial ECF Study




Please use the forms below for filing your property issues.

Qualified Agricultural

claim qualified Agricultural form

Veteran’s Exemption Affidavit

Request to Rescind PRE

Application for Commercial Rehabilitation Exemption

Request for non-consideration true cash value

Rescind qualified Agricultural

Property Transfer Affidavit

PRE Affidavit

Petition to Board of review

Bruce Assessing Combination Application set up form


Assessment Data

03 2022 002 012 VL analysis 2.17 final

02 2022 17 02 012 Ag Land Final 2.13

05 2022 002 100 ECF Final 2.13

05 2022 002 200 ECF Final

05 2022 002 400 ECF Final