The Board of Review carries out the City’s power to tax and hear objections to taxes. Here is a quick look at our main areas of focus:
- Any person may file an appeal regarding the assessment of their property within the Board's jurisdiction. Non-residents may appeal by letter. Residents must make an appointment with the Board of Review on or before the final day the Board meets.
- The taxpayer must give evidence to show that the assessment is incorrect. The Board of Review needs a good reason to alter an assessment. It is imperative to be able to answer what you think the property is worth and what you are basing your opinion on.
- All assessments are to be based on the sales of similar properties. You may hire a professional appraiser, or you can look at the sales in your neighborhood and compare them to your home. Always bring supporting documentation.
- To dispute the Board of Reviews decision, an appeal to the Michigan Tax Tribunal (MTT) must be made before their deadline of July 31st.
For more information about the Board of Review, email Jim Bush or call him at 616.355.1350
- The Board of Review meets in March. The exact dates and times will be indicated on the Assessment Notice received in February.
- Holland City Hall
City Assessor's Office, 1st floor
270 South River Avenue
Holland, MI 49423
- 5 members (3 City of Holland residents and 2 City officials)
- Length of term: 3-year term for citizens; a 1-year term for City officials
- City residency requirement
- There is no term limit
- Members appointed by Council
Jim Bush, City Assessor