News from the Assessing Department

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The 2022 assessment roll has been finalized by the Bruce Township March Board of Review and the
Chippewa County Commissioners have set County Equalized Values in April. The next stop for the Bruce
Township assessment roll will be on the fourth Monday in May (May 23) when the State Tax
Commission issues the state equalization order finalizing State Equalized Values.
Now we begin the annual cycle again….
Changes for 2022… Effective December 28, 2018, Michigan Public Act No. 660, commonly known as the
Property Assessing Reform Act, provides a statutory guide for property assessment reform. To date,
the reform process has required that each county select a Designated Assessor and each local unit
provide for Board of Review training and state certification on a two‐year cycle. Starting in 2022, the
public will now be able to review market studies used by the assessor to set assessments. The land
value studies and studies that determine economic condition factors are now posted to the assessor’s
page on the Bruce Township website‐
Spring Assessor tasks: During the months of May and June properties that sold after April 1, 2021 will be
reviewed. Market sales of vacant land are used to develop the land rates that will set assessed values
for the 2023 assessment roll. Market sales of improved properties will be used to develop economic
condition factors that adjust the cost manual (issued by the State Tax Commission) to local market
Letters will be sent prior to our parcel inspections and should arrive to new property owners mid‐May.
Assistance from the property owner ensures that we have the information about the property as of the
time of sale. Accurate sale information means the 2023 market studies will produce a uniform and fair
2023 assessment roll.
Additional 2022 market studies will continue to look at the waterfront market and agricultural parcels.
If a property owner is considering new construction, the assessor can provide an estimate of the
increase in annual taxes due to proposed construction.
Remember: if you are doing any repairs or maintenance to an existing home, please request the form
for Non-consideration of True Value of Normal Repair, Replacement and Maintenance Expenditures.
Any repairs, replacement of existing structural components or maintenance of residential buildings
should not increase your assessment.
Please feel free to call Pam (906.440.2799) or Katie (906.440.2257). Email is always the best way to
contact either of us:

Please call with any questions or concerns you may