In Michigan, assessment and property tax records are maintained through each county’s Equalization Office. Assessment and property tax records include information such as:
• Owner Name and Taxpayer Name (if different)
• Property Location (Street Address)
• Land Description (Size of Lot and Zoning)
• Sale Information (Sale Date, Sale Price, Grantor and Grantee)
• Assessment Information (Year, Assessed Value and Taxable Value)
Assessment and property tax records can be used for a variety of purposes. You can determine the owner of a certain property, the sales price of a comparable property or the “assessed value” of your own property for taxing purposes. Many of the Michigan counties and cities offer assessment and property tax information online. You can access the available Michigan links using our “Michigan Assessor and Property Tax Records Directory” website by following the steps outlined below.
1. Main “Free Public Records Search Directory” Page. On our main “Free Public Records Search Directory” page, click on the “Assessor and Property Tax Records” link under “Search Public Records by Type of Record” heading. On the main “Assessor and Property Tax Records Resources” page, choose Michigan.
2. “Michigan Assessor and Property Tax Records Directory” Page. On the “Michigan Assessor and Property Tax Records” main page, scroll down to desired county or city link. A number of the counties provide:
• Property Assessment Search (Property records by owner name, address or parcel)
• Comparables Search (Property sales by class, sale and date range, price range, floor area range, and more)
• Delinquent Tax Search (Delinquent tax records by owner name, address or parcel)
• Property Tax Search (Property tax records by owner name, address or parcel)
• Property Tax Maps (Tax maps by township, city and village)
3. County Page. As an example, scroll to Allegan County, choose “Property Search,” enter an owner name, address or parcel number and click the search button. The results page includes a list of properties matching the search criteria. Once done with your research, click on “Return to Results” in the upper right hand corner of the page to return to the “Michigan Assessor” main page.
4. Additional Counties and Cities. On the “Michigan Assessor” main page, scroll down to Wayne County for various city property search links including Dearborn; Dearborn Heights; Detroit; Livonia; Taylor and Westland. After choosing a link and conducting your research, again click on “Return to Results” in the upper right hand corner of the page to return to the “Michigan Assessor” main page.
5. Return to Main “Free Public Records Search Directory” Page. On the “Michigan Assessor” main page, you can close the link or click either “Home” or “Free Searches” to return to our main “Free Public Records Search Directory” page. On this page, you have the option of conducting other types of public records searches as listed on the page under “Search Public Records by Type of Record.
We are confident that you will find our website user friendly and a comprehensive source of public records. Our site provides links to more than 25 types of records in all 50 states. In the event that records such as assessor records or land records are unavailable online, contact information is provided.
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