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COLFAX TOWNSHIP BOARD OF REVIEW

At the March organizational meeting, the board receives the assessment roll for the current year and proceeds to examine the roll. The Board of Review is not required to receive and hear taxpayers at this meeting. However, it may receive and consider written protests for assessment change.

At the March Board of Review meetings, the board receives written protests or appeals and allows for personal appearances by taxpayers or their agents who are protesting a property tax issue that is within the jurisdiction of the Board of Review and shall act on each protest as provided for in Michigan Law.

The March Board of Review has authority to change the current year’s assessments. The board DOES NOT have the authority to change assessments for any prior year. The March Board also cannot make any decisions on principal residence exemptions or applications for new qualified agricultural exemptions.

The July and December Boards of Review may convene if there is business to conduct for the purpose of correcting qualified errors for the current year and the immediately preceding year only.

(Source: Michigan State Tax Commission Boards of Review Q&A booklet, Oct. 26, 2010)
March Board of Review
  March Board of Review meeting dates are scheduled in mid-February each year and will be posted when they become available. Meetings are held at the Colfax Township hall.

For 2017 –
• Organizational meeting of the Board — Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 6:00 PM
• Public hearings for taxpayer petitions:
   - Wednesday, March 15, 2017 – 2:00 to 5:00 PM and 6:00 to 9:00 PM
   - Thursday, March 16, 2017 – 9:00 to 12:00 PM and 1:00 to 4:00 PM
July Board of Review
For 2017 – Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 6:00 PM; may convene for the purpose of correcting qualified errors for the current year and immediate preceding year only.
December Board of Review
  For 2017 - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 6:00 PM; may convene for the purpose of correcting qualified errors for the current year and immediate preceding year only.
THREE STEPS FOR TAXPAYERS WITH QUESTIONS
  1. Taxpayers with assessment questions are urged to first contact Colfax Township's signing assessor Christy Brow.  Ms. Brow is with Michigan Assessing Service, Inc. located at 2895 Arborview Drive #27, Traverse City, Michigan 49685.  She may be reached by phone:  231-941-2004 or fax:  231-941-4309. Ms. Brow may be able to satisfactorily answer assessment questions and possibly save you a visit to the Board of Review. 
  2. Taxpayers may file a petition with the March Board of Review for the assessed value and/or the tentative taxable value and/or the property classification and/or the qualified agricultural property exemption by completing Michigan Dept. of Treasury Form L-4035 Petition to Board of Review. Forms will be available at the BOR or may be obtained through the State of Michigan website at www.michigan.gov/documents/l4035f_2658_7.pdf.
  3. If you disagree with the decision of the Board of Review, appeals may be filed with the Michigan Tax Tribunal (or State Tax Commission for classification appeals) only after you first petition to the March Board of Review.