The Assessor determines the value of all real
and personal property in the City every year. The assessments may change based
on factors such as an addition to a structure, damage by fire, etc.
Additionally, the Assessor's Office maintains property descriptions and
maps for taxing purposes. Property owners are responsible for reporting
any changes that would affect values. By state law, all property is
required to be assessed at 50% of the true cash value as of December 31st.
Tax bills are determined by multiplying your taxable value (not assessed
value) by the local millage rates and are affected by millage increases
approved by the voters and the decisions of various taxing jurisdictions.
Property Online Assessment Information
Residents can access their property
information online. Information about taxable value, property taxes owed,
a map of the property, and legal description of the property are some of the
information available online.
Disclaimer: The information contained herein reflects
the information contained in the City's database as of its last update.
The City of Ypsilanti does not make any representations as to the
accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of this information, and shall not be
liable for any loss caused by reliance upon it. We advise that portions of it
may be incorrect or not current. Errors or omissions shall not affect
actual taxes or special assessments that are due and payable. Reliance
upon any information obtained from this system is done at your own risk.
The Assessor gathers all relevant community
- Construction Costs
- Interest Rates
- Operating Expenses
- Real Estate Sales
- Rental Incomes
- Other Factors
Three approaches are used to determine value:
- Sales Comparison Approach -
Recent sale prices of comparable properties are analyzed to get a true
picture of value. The Assessor considers overpricing or underpricing
to arrive at a fair evaluation of your property.
- Cost Approach - With this
method, the Assessor bases value on how much money it would take, at
current material and labor costs, to replace your property with one just
like it. A determination is made for depreciation, normal wear and
tear, and other factors.
- Income Approach - This is used
for rental property and measures value based on its ability to generate
- Bulletin 12 of 2023 - Property Tax Appeal Procedures for 2024.pdf
- Bulletin 13 of 2023 - Property Tax and Equalization Calendar for 2024.pdf
- Bulletin 16 of 2023 - Inflation Rate Multiplier for 2024.pdf
- Exempting Properties Procedure.pdf
- Property Exemption Application.pdf
- Public Act 660 of 2018, Property Assessing Reform Published Policy.pdf
Board of Review Forms
BS&A allows users to search by property owner name, property address, or by parcel number.
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