Government
7:36 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Deadline for Appealing Property Tax Assessment Nears

Washtenaw County property owners have until next week to appeal their 2014 property assessment.

Credit ewashtenaw.org

Assessments are one of the factors used to determine the taxable value of a property.

Washtenaw County's Treasurer, Catherine McClary  says property values are starting to go up, and her office has made a brochure available to help property owners decide whether they'd like to appeal their assessment.

McClary says appealing the assessment doesn't necessarily mean it will decrease.  She says in some case the numbers will stay the same, or even increase, so property owners should consider their options before appealing.

Washtenaw County Treasurer Catherine McClary explains that appealing your assessment may not result in lower taxes.

Find the Washtenaw County Treasurer's brochure on how to review and appeal property tax assessments here:

Washtenaw County Property Tax Appeal

— Bob Eccles is the Ypsilanti beat reporter, and host of All Things Considered for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him reccles@emich.edu. @BobEcclesWEMU on twitter