Board of Review Meeting

March Board of Review 

The primary purpose of the March Board of Review is to hear valuation disputes related to the assessment of property.  The Board may correct any assessment as it seems just if any property appears to be wrongfully assessed or omitted from the roll. Poverty exemptions, disabled veteran exemptions, and personal property late filing requests are also considered.

Annual Notice of Assessment

In Mid-February, you will receive a Notice of Assessment from our office.  This notice will present the Assessed and Taxable Values to be used for the 2023 tax year as well as the prior year's values.  Residential parcels will also indicate your Principal Residence Exemption percentage.  Please review this information to ensure it is correct and call with any questions.  

This notice includes the dates and times of the local Board of Review and the process for appealing an assessment. A property owner who makes an appeal must provide documented evidence as to why the assessment is inaccurate or incorrect. Evidence may include an appraisal, a list of sales in your neighborhood that are similar to your home, or pictures of damage or deterioration that may exist, among other things.  

2023 March Board of Review Schedule 

Residents may appeal in person by scheduling an appointment with the Assessor’s office at (269) 966-3369. Residents may also appeal via written appeal.  Written appeals must be accompanied by a signed Form L-4035 and supporting documentation submitted to the Office of the City Assessor no later than 12 PM on Friday, March 17th.

Written appeals, supporting documentation and signed Form L-4035, can be submitted via:  
Mail: Office of the City Assessor
10 Division St N,  
Battle Creek, MI  49014  

Type of Meeting Date  (Call Assessors office for Appointment Availability)
Organizational Meeting Tuesday, March 7
Board of ReviewMonday, March 13
Board of ReviewTuesday, March 14 
Board of ReviewWednesday, March 15
Board of Review (Evening Board)Thursday, March 16
Board of ReviewFriday, March 17
Final Meeting and Roll CertificationWednesday, March 22


July & December Board of Review 

The July and December Board of Review can only address Clerical Errors and Mutual Mistakes of Fact related to real and personal property assessments.  Appeals may also be heard for current year only poverty exemption requests, but not poverty exemptions which were denied by the March Board of Review.  The Board may also consider current year veterans exemption requests that were not denied by the March Board of Review.  The July and December Board of Reviews are prohibited from hearing disputes related to Property Valuation. 

2023 July & December Board of Review Schedule 

July Board of Review - Wednesday, July 19th, 2023 @ 3:00pm
December Board of Review - Wednesday, December 13th, 2023 @ 1:00pm

Please direct any questions to the Assessing Department at (269) 966-3369. 

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