Connie S. Lipka, MAAO, Assessor
Roberta Kudsin, Assistant to the Assessor
The assessor and/or her assistant are available on Wednesdays during regular office hours.
Assessing information is now available through our website on a pay per click basis. Residents may access their property information at no charge. Please see the link at the bottom of the page to reach this information.
The assessor’s office is responsible for the inventory of all property within the township, and the valuation of the taxable parcels therein. Both real property (land and buildings) and personal property (tangible) in the possession of businesses are taxable.
The assessor’s office operates under the requirements of what is referred to as the General Property Tax Law, originally P.A. 206 of 1983. Most of the statutes pertaining to the assessing practice are located between MCL 211.1 and MCL 211.157.
Assessor’s must be certified by the State Tax Commission (STC) as an MCAT, MCAO, MAAO or MMAO based on education, experience and examination. Municipalities are required to have an assessor whose certification is at least equivalent to the STC’s standard based upon total valuation along with complexity of the unit. Lapeer Township’s requirement is a MCAO assessor.
MCAT – Michigan Certified Assessing Technician
MCAO – Michigan Certified Assessing Officer
MAAO – Michigan Advanced Assessing Officer
MMAO – Michigan Master Assessing Officer
Principal Residence Affidavits are filed with the Assessor’s Office. In order to qualify for the Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) you MUST own AND occupy the property as your principal residence prior to November 1st.
Property Transfer Affidavits are filed with the Assessor’s Office. It is important to understand that the year following a transfer of ownership, the taxable value of the property transferred, is uncapped and pops up to the assessed value. This is a result of the passage of Proposal A in 1994 and is explained later.
All land divisions and combinations are initiated through the Assessor’s Office. Properties are appraised by the assessor to determine market value. Market value is defined as the probable selling price of a property that has been exposed to the open market for a reasonable period of time and the transaction is between a knowledgeable buyer and knowledgeable seller. It is considered to be an arm’s length transaction and not one that occurred under duress. Market value is akin with True Cash Value.
Properties are assessed at 50% of their true cash value as of Tax Day, which is December 31st of each year.
2018 BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE
1500 Morris Road Lapeer, Michigan 48446
To all persons liable to assessment for taxes in the Township of Lapeer, County of Lapeer, State of Michigan for the year 2018.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Assessment Roll for said Township for the year 2018, has been completed, and that the Board of Review of said Township will be in session as follows:
Organizational Meeting, Tuesday, March 6 – 11:00 A.M.
Wednesday, March 14: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Thursday, March 15: 1:00 – 4:00 PM and 6:00 – 9:00 PM
By appointment only
Call the Township Offices at 810-664-3700
Tentative Ratios and Estimated Multipliers
CLASS RATIO MULTIPLIER
Agricultural 40.49 1.23487
Commercial 48.43 1.03242
Industrial 49.33 1.00000
Residential 48.49 1.03114
Personal 50.00 1.00000
Lapeer Township will provide necessary and reasonable services to individuals with disabilities who wish to participate upon five working days’ notice to the Township. For those resident and non-residents that are unavailable for personal appearance to the review board, written petitions will be accepted. Notice to the Township may be made in writing or by calling the Township Offices at: Lapeer Township, 1500 Morris Road, Lapeer, MI 48446.