Office of the Assessor

Russ Office 1

Coldwater Township Assessor

Russell Siler

Contact information:

517-279-9388 Ext. 1

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 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 Taxpayer Fact Sheet

Resolution 3-2021 Property Tax Poverty Exemption Application

Poverty Exemption Application - Form 5737(print & complete)

Poverty Exemption Application - Form 5737(fillable)

Affirmation of Ownership & Occupancy to Remain Exempt by Reason of Poverty - Form 5739(fillable)

Poverty Exemption Affidavit - Form 4988(fillable)



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

ECF Codes & Descriptions

NEIGHBORHOODS Codes & Descriptions

Coldwater Township Land Sales - for 2022 Roll - BLDG Site Size Lots - Unplatted Parcels-Rural Parcel Primarily

Coldwater Township Land Sales - For 2022 Roll - Platted Lot Sales - No Water Sales

Coldwater Township Land Sales - For 2022 Roll - Vacant Acreage Sales

Coldwater Township Land Sales - For 2022 Roll - Water Front Sales

Coldwater Township Commercial Lan Sales - Bldg Site Size Lots - Use as a Guide for 2022

Coldwater Township Land Sales for 2022 Roll - Industrial Bldg Site Rates

Coldwater Twp Unique Land Sales for 2022 Roll

Coldwater Twp Hunting Land Sales for 2022 Roll

Coldwater Twp Developmental Land Sales for 2022 Roll