Assessing Board of Review

Assessing Board of Review


The Board of Review is a panel of three residents and one alternate that have volunteered their time and knowledge to help be a check and balance in the Assessing Process.  These residents are only at the municipal offices during the time of review.  They do not work for the Charter Township of Washington on an everyday basis.

Because the Assessing appraisal process is done by mass appraisal, there are times when a resident may want their property individually reviewed to assure that their assessment represents the true cash value of their home. The Board of Review meets  to analyze these individual requests and ensure that the assessment is fair and equal to similar properties.

The Board of Review does meet 3 times a year.  To have an in person meeting, or to write  a letter to them, about a specific issue that concerns you; March is the meeting you need to attend to be heard and/or to keep your appeal rights open.  The July and December Boards of Review are to fix errors of mutual mistake, clerical errors and exemptions that were missed at the beginning of the assessment year process.

For more in for on the Board of Review; click here.