March Board of Review

The 2021 Notice of Assessment has been mailed out and Assessed and Taxable values are now available online. If you disagree with the Assessed Value as of December 31, 2020 then you may schedule an appointment to appeal at the March Board of Review. You may also appeal a classification change and file a Poverty Exemption or Disabled Veteran Exemption application.

The 2021 March Board of Review Organizational Meeting will take place virtually via Zoom on:                                  

 Tuesday, March 2, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

The 2021 March Board of Review will take place virtually via Zoom from March 9th to March 12th. Dates and times are as follows:

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 TBD

Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Friday, March 12, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The last day to make an appointment is Thursday, March 12, 2021.

Appointments must be made by calling the City of Holland Assessing Office at (616) 355-1350.

A non-resident property owner may appeal by letter. Letter appeals must be received by the Assessing Office by end of day Thursday, March 12, 2021 and include a signed 'Petition to Board of Review' (Form L-4035).

Procedure for Appealing March Board of Review 2021

Due to COVID-19 the meetings of the 2021 March Board of Review will be virtual. These instructions are being provided to help make this process as easy and understandable as possible and to make sure anyone interested in appealing their assessments can send and receive all relevant documents before the meetings begin. 

Step 1 – Call the Assessor’s Office (616) 355-1350

The appraiser responsible for the owner’s property will discuss the assessment, answer any questions, provide detailed explanations, and help determine if the disagreement can be resolved without an appeal. If the owner still wants to dispute the assessment, proceed to the next step

Step 2 – Submit Evidence for Assessor’s Review

We will talk through the owner’s estimate of value, what evidence they have, and how to send that to us. The appraiser and the Assessor will review the estimated value and take into consideration all evidence provided. If the Assessor agrees with the owner and it is before Friday, February 26, a revised Assessment Notice will be mailed. If the Assessor disagrees with the owner, the Assessor will inform the owner of the Assessor’s estimated value and any evidence in support. If the owner agrees with the Assessor, then the value will be changed if it is before February 26. If the owner still disagrees with the Assessor, proceed to the next step. If it is after February 26, proceed to the next step.

Step 3 – Appeal to the March Board of Review

The owner can appeal to the Board by scheduling an appointment during the Board’s virtual meeting or by having the Assessor convey the owner’s appeal. To appeal during the virtual hearing, we will schedule a 10-minute appointment with the Board for the owner to state their case and discuss any evidence the owner has submitted before the appointment. We will provide instruction for joining the meeting, including the link or phone number. To appeal by having the Assessor convey the owner’s appeal, the owner can have the assessor submit all email conversations and the evidence provided for the Board to review and decide. The owner can provide additional documents or narrative if desired. For both options, a Petition to Board of Review will need to be filled out by the owner and physically submitted or signed in the lobby of City Hall.

How to submit evidence:

Email: assessing@cityofholland.com

In person: dropped off in the lobby of City Hall

Mail: Assessor’s Office, 270 River Ave, Holland, MI 49423

Please remember that the March Board of Review is an appeal process to review property values, not tax bills. The Board of Review has no jurisdiction over the millage rates that are multiplied against taxable values in order to calculate the tax bill. Appeals are for the 2020 tax year only.