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The Board of Review is different from the assessor. The Board of Review is embodied to hear petitions that challenge a decision of the assessor. It is the Board of Review's responsibility to make an independent judgement, based on the facts and on law.
The Board of Review 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. The Board of Review shall act on each protest as provided for in Michigan Law. The Board of Review has authority to change the current year's assessments but does not have the authority to make any changes to assessments for any prior year.
The Board of Review is required to meet in March of each year and must be conducted under the Open Meeting Act. At least two-thirds of the members of the Board of Review shall be taxpayers of the Township and appointed for terms of two years.