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Board of Tax Review

Board consists of 5 members - all appointments are 3-year terms expiring 12/31. (Changed from two-year terms pursuant to Ordinance Amendment 507, enacted at the August 21, 2000, regular City Commission meeting.)  Appointments are made by the City Commission. Members must be "owners of property assessed for taxes in the City".

Purpose: "The Board shall examine, review, and correct the assessment roll...of its own motion, or on sufficient cause being shown by a person. The board of Review shall have the same powers and perform like duties in all respects as are, by general law, conferred upon and required of Boards of Review in Townships."



If upon receiving your Assessment Change Notice you disagree with the value of your property or the classification you may schedule an appeal hearing with the March Board of Review or deliver a written appeal, attach the evidence you wish to be considered and a completed L-4035 form prior to the last day of the Board of Review. Dates and times are listed on the Assessment Change Notice, which are mailed each year the middle of February.

Please call our office prior to the March Board of Review meeting sessions with any questions or concerns regarding your Assessment Change Notice.  231.922.4450

***Please note the Board of Review is an appeal process***

The March Board of Review is in session to hear valuation and classification appeals. Board has no jurisdiction over millage rates that are multiplied against taxable values in the tax billing process.

All appeals must be accompanied by a completed L-4035 Form "Petition to the Board of Review" in order for your appeal to be valid. This form requires a signature, opinion of value, and your reason for appeal. It is recommended that a detailed explanation, an appraisal and/or other documents be provided to support your appeal. Form L-4035 can be provided by the Assessing Department or is available online, L-4035. Written/mailed appeals must be received prior to close of board Tuesday before 5pm.  No protests are accepted by email or fax.  If you are filing on behalf of a property owner, the Petition must be accompanied by an agent letter authorizing representation by the owner of record.

Residential Property Appeals

Appeals of residential property values must first be heard by March Board of Review.

If you are not satisfied by a Board of Review decision, appeals of the decision can be filed with the Michigan Tax Tribunal by filing a petition by July 31.   Michigan Tax Tribunal information and forms are available online.

Commercial/Industrial/Personal Property Appeals

Appeals for commercial, industrial or personal property can be taken to March Board of Review, or be filed by petition directly with Michigan Tax Tribunal. Deadline for filing with the Michigan Tax Tribunal is May 31. 

Please contact our Department with questions or concerns.


The July and December Boards of Review meet to correct qualified errors and to consider appeals related to Principal Residence Exemptions, Qualified Agricultural Exemptions, and Poverty Exemptions. 

More information on Board of Review can be found at State of Michigan - Boards of Review.



Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Board of Tax Review for the City of Traverse City will be held in the City Assessing Department in the Governmental Center, 400 Boardman Avenue, Traverse City, Michigan, for the purpose of reviewing and making corrections to the assessment roll.                                                         

2020 March Board of Review:

Monday, March 9, 2020, 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m

Please call our office prior to Board of Review if you have any questions or concerns regarding your Assessment Change Notice – 231-922-4450.  Additionally, you may visit our website for further information.

If you wish to appeal your assessment, please call 231-922-4450 to schedule an appointment.      Written appeals must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday March 10, 2020.  Protests are not accepted by email or facsimile.  If you are an agent or person appealing for another property owner, you MUST have a letter of authorization from the property owner.  A letter of authorization must be presented before appearance to the Board. 

July BOR - July 21, 2020 - 1p.m. – 3p.m. +/-

(July Board meets on the Tuesday following 3rd Monday in July, if there is business to conduct.)


December BOR – December 15, 2020 - 1p.m. – 3p.m. +/-

(December Board meets on the Tuesday following 2nd Monday in December, if there is business to conduct)


Meetings held at the Government Center – City of Traverse City

400 BOARDMAN AVENUE, 1st Floor
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