The purpose of Perry Township’s Board of Review is to ascertain that all non-exempt property is assessed at 50 percent of true cash value and is uniformly assessed with other property in the classification. A taxpayer may appeal his or her assessed value and/or taxable value. No person can appeal his or her assessment to the tax tribunal unless he or she has first appeared before the board of review.
The Board of Review consists of three members appointed by the Township Board for a two-year term that begins on January 1 of each odd-numbered year.
Board of Review members must be qualified electors and two-thirds must also be township landowners and taxpayers. No member of the School Board or Township Board nor a spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, son or daughter, including an adopted child, of the assessor may serve on the Board of Review.
The Board of Review meets on the Tuesday following the first Monday in March to review and examine the property assessment roll made by the assessor – this meeting is often referred to as the organizational meeting. The Board of Review is not required to hear individual assessment appeals at its organizational meeting. However, the Open Meetings Act requires that citizens be given an opportunity for public comment at any open meeting of a public body.
Notice of the Board of Review’s meeting time, date and place must be published at least one week prior to the meeting in a newspaper of general circulation within the township. The notice must appear in three successive issues of the newspaper; if none is available, the notice must be posted in five conspicuous township places. The places our township uses are: the Morrice Post Office, the Morrice Community Center, the Perry Township Hall, Village of Morrice, and Morrice Library. The notice will also be published on the Perry Township Website.
The Board of Review meets in March, July and December to hear appeals. Any other questions about when the Board of Review meets, call Mark Fulks, Supervisor at 517-625-4597 Ext: 6 or Tina Braman, Assessor at 517-625-4597 Ext: 5.
The board of review has the authority to do the following: