Assessor's Office

The Assessing office maintains all assessment records for residential, commercial and industrial properties within the Township. Information available through our Online Property Inquiry includes: parcel number and address, legal description, general building description, square footage, year built and building sketch. Lot sizes are available in our office. Assessment Notices are sent to property owners by late February every year.

When moving into or out of the Township, residents should file their Property Transfer Affidavits, Homeowner's Principal Residence Exemption Affidavits, and Request to Rescind Homeowner's Principal Residence Exemption with the Treasurer's Office. Information regarding sales amounts and homestead status is also available through the Online Property Inquiry system.
2016 Business Personal Property Filing Requirements

The 2016 Personal Property Statement, L-4175/Form 632, must be postmarked by February 22, 2016 (since February 20 is a Saturday).  Please contact the Assessor’s Office at 734/394-5111 with any questions.

The Small Business Tax Exemption, Form 5076, must be postmarked by February 10, 2016.  Commercial or industrial businesses with a true cash value less than $80,000 may qualify.  See State Tax Commission Bulletin 11 of 2013 for further information:  www.michigan.gov/treasury.

Eligible Manufacturing Personal Property (EMPP), Form 5278, must be received by February 22, 2016.  Personal property predominantly used in industrial processing or direct integrated support may qualify. Contact www.michigan.gov/ESA with any questions.
Board of Review

It is the responsibility of the assessor to assess property in accordance with the law and accepted practices. A Board of Review is not the assessor. The Board of Review is, in fact, embodied to hear petitions that challenge a decision of the assessor and it is the Board of Reviews responsibility to make an independent judgment based on the facts and on law.

This section is intended to provide only an introduction to assessing, answering very basic questions a member of a Board of Review might encounter. The assessor will be able to provide examples and offer greater detail than is provided here and should be consulted if the Board has questions regarding their authorities, statute or questions regarding a specific property. For a full list of questions and answers published by the State of Michigan, click here.
Board of Review Meetings

The Board of Review is required to meet in March of each year. If there is business to conduct, the Board of Review shall also meet in July or December or both July and December.

The Canton Township 2016 Board of Review will conduct hearings on the following dates for appeals from citizens regarding the 2016 Assessment at the Canton Township Administration Building, 1150 S Canton Center Rd. by appointment.

Beginning Monday, February 29, 2016 you may call 734-394-5111 to schedule an appointment. Letter of appeal must be received by 9:00 pm, March 16, 2016. Postmarks are not accepted.

Tuesday March 8, 2016 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Organizational Meeting. (no appointments)

Meetings Schedule

Day
Date
Morning
Evening
Mon Mar 14, 2016 9 am - noon 1 pm - 4:30 pm
Tue Mar 15, 2016 1 pm - 4:30 pm 6 pm - 9 pm
Wed Mar 16, 2016 1 pm - 4:30 pm 6 pm - 9 pm
Protest Requirements

All persons protesting their assessment must complete a Petition to Board of Review (form L4035 rev 11/12).