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Ottawa County, MI Property Tax Information

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Sample Property Tax Report for a Ottawa County, MI property

Proposal A (1994), the main legal document regarding property taxation in the State of Michigan, mandates that tax calculation is based on two main factors: Taxable Value (TV) and State Equalized Value (SEV). More information regarding property taxes in Michigan can be found on the property tax presentation website.

Market Value

The Ottawa County Department of Equalization, Property Description and Mapping establishes the true cash value also known as market value, for all taxable real property in the county. Market value has been defined by The Supreme Court as the sale price of real estate as agreed upon between a willing buyer and willing seller, with neither being under duress to buy or sell.

Market value = $134,000
Assessed Value

The State Equalized Value, also known as assessed value is determined by the local assessor, based on the property's condition on December 31 of the previous year and is calculated using an assessment ratio set by the State Legislature. Currently, the assessment ratio applicable for real estate property in Ottawa County is 50%.

Assessed value = $67,000
Exemptions And Taxable Value

Exemptions are available in Ottawa County which may lower the property's tax bill.These are deducted from the property's assessed value to give the property's taxable value.

Assessed value $67,000
Exemption value - $554
Taxable value = $66,446
Property Tax

Property tax is calculated by multiplying the taxable value by the corresponding millage rates. The rates are expressed as millages (i.e the actual rates multiplied by 1000).
Current tax represents the amount the present owner pays including exemptions.
Base tax is an estimate of what an owner NOT benefiting from any exemptions would pay.
Actual taxes might differ from the figures displayed here due to various abatement and financial assistance programs or to non ad-valorem taxes levied as special assessments and direct charges.

Tax description Taxable value Tax rate Tax amount
Current tax $66,446 * 26.8734‰ = $1,785.63
Base tax $67,000 * 44.8734‰ = $3,006.52

For more information please visit Ottawa County's Department of Equalization, Property Description and Mapping, Treasurer or look up this property's current valuation.

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