Office of the Assessor
The Coldwater Township Assessor is responsible for the annual assessment of real and personal property in Coldwater Township, as well as, the issuance of property tax identification numbers, Property Transfer Affidavits, Principal Residence Exemption Affidavits, Land Splits, Legal Transfer Documents and Personal Property Records.
The main function of the assessing department is to maintain a record of each property in the township. The types of data maintained on assessment record cards are building sketches, legal descriptions, square footage and year built. This office also maintains section and plat maps.
It is the responsibility of the Township Assessor to maintain accurate names and mailing addresses for all Coldwater Township property owners. If you have a change in your mailing address please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 517-279-9388 ext. 1.
Every year by the beginning of March, property owners are sent a Property Assessment Change Notice. Individuals are encouraged to review this statement thoroughly. If you have any questions you should contact Coldwater Township Assessor Russell Siler at 517-279-9388 ext. 1. Many questions can be answered by simply talking to the assessor.
Property/Tax information can be found HERE.
Appeals of Assessments:
Appeals are made to the Board of Review. March Board of Review meeting dates are listed on the change notice. Appeals of assessments are made to the Board of Review.
Property Tax Poverty Exemption:
MCL 211.7u provides for a property tax exemption, in whole or part, for the principal residence of persons who, by reason of poverty, are unable to contribute to the public charges. In order to receive a poverty exemption, a taxpayer must annually file a completed application form, and all required additional documentation, with the supervisor, assessor, or the Board of Review where the property is located.
Poverty Exemption Application - Form 5737(print & complete)
Poverty Exemption Affidavit - Form 4988(fillable)
ECONOMIC CONDITION FACTORS (ECF) and LAND VALUES:
The following Land Value Studies and Economic Condition Factors (ECF’s) are being published to comply with the Michigan General Property Tax Act 211.10g(d) and the AUDIT OF THE MINIMUM ASSESSING REQUIREMENTS (AMAR) for 2022 VALUES.
Land values and ECF’s are developed every year for each neighborhood as required by law.
The attached studies and documents were used to establish property values for the 2022 assessment year. To properly use the land value tables and ECF tables, you must determine the NEIGHBORHOOD NAME established for your property’s location; find that neighborhoods data, apply that to the cost tables required to be used by your assessor to properly determine a final estimate of your property true cash value. These original costs can ONLY be found in the assessor’s assessing data base.
Your assessor, Russell Siler requests that should you have any questions, please contact him at:
517-279-9388 Weekdays 8:30am – 4:30pm