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 (PDF), Homeowner's Principal Residence Exemption Affidavits (PDF), and Request to Rescind Homeowner's Principal Residence Exemption (PDF) with the Treasurer's Office. Information regarding sales amounts and homestead status is also available through the Online Property Inquiry system.

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, visit the Michigan website (PDF).

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 2023 Board of Review will conduct hearings on the following dates for appeals from citizens regarding the 2023 Assessment at the Canton Township Administration Building, 1150 S Canton Center Road by appointment.

Beginning Wednesday, February 22, 2023 you may call 734-394-5111 to schedule an appointment. Letter of Appeal must be received by 9:00 pm, March 16, 2023. Postmarks are not accepted.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 3:30 pm Organizational Meeting (no Appointments)

MARCH Meetings Schedule

Mon Mar 13, 2023 9 am - noon 1 pm - 4:30 pm
Tue Mar 14, 2023 1 pm - 4:30 pm 6 pm - 9 pm
Thu Mar 16, 2023 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) (PDF).

All meetings are open to the public, pursuant to Act Number 266 of the Public Acts of 1976.

  • A resident taxpayer must appear in person or be represented by an authorized representative. 
  • Attorneys, accountants, agents or a representative may appear on behalf of a property owner; however, a notarized written letter of authorization must be signed by the resident taxpayer and their representative.
  • A resident and non-resident taxpayer may file a protest in writing and shall not be required to make a personal appearance. All written protests must be received by the Board of Review.