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If a taxpayer builds a shed or other building improvement, property taxes will increase depending on when the addition is discovered. The assessor is allowed by state law to go back in time two years and add value for the improvement. When the addition is discovered, the taxpayer will also be charged fines and penalties for not pulling a building permit. The taxpayer may also be required to tear the structure down.
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This information can be obtained by logging onto the BSA website.
The closing agent should have provided you with a Property Transfer Affidavit (Form 2766) and a Homeowners Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit (Form 2368) to file with the local assessing office. A copy of your Deed should also be provided. You are only required to submit the Homeowner’s Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit (Form 2368) if you own and occupy a residence as your primary residence. The forms can be mailed to:
Redford TownshipAssessor’s Office15154 Beech Daly RdRedford Township, MI 48239
They can also be dropped off to the Assessor’s Office located on the 1st floor of Township Hall at:
Redford Township Hall15145 Beech Daly RdRedford Township, MI 48239
Our office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The transfer of property requires the filing of a Property Transfer Affidavit (Form 2766) and if this home will be your principal residence a Homeowners Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit (From 2368) with the local assessing office. Blank forms are available on the Township’s Assessor page or in the Assessor’s Office.
Contact the Assessing Department at 313-387-2729 for an estimate of the new taxes. In an appreciating market, the value goes through an uncapping process the year following a transfer. For more information regarding the uncapping process, view this brochure with details.
However, you can take half of the Assessor’s property value and multiply it by the applicable current year millage rate for a rough estimate. (($200,000 market value x 50% = 100,000 times the most recent Summer and Winter PRE millages combined, .062259 (62.259 Mills) = $6,225.90)). If the current millage rates are not available, prior years will be used as an estimator. This estimate does not include 1% administration fee or special assessments.
*Please note this example is for South Redford School District, and utilized 2021 PRE Millage Rates.
Contact the Treasurer's Office by email or at 313-387-2611 for this information.
The property assessments are mailed in February. The information for how and when to appeal to the local March Board of Review is included in that mailing.
Land divisions are subject to review Building, Treasury, and Assessing Departments. The application to split or combine lots includes a checklist of supporting documentation required. The deadline for implementation in the following year is December 1. (Ex-for 2023 implementation the deadline for the application is December 1, 2022).
The Township does not conduct mid-year parcel changes, all changes are processed in February of the implementation year. Whether or not the property is buildable would be subject to Township ordinances, as well as the Land Division Act of 1997. The Assessing Department can assist you with any questions regarding the Land Division process and all applications must be submitted to the Assessor prior to the deadline date. Questions regarding the buildable status would be answered by the Building Department.
The additional property tax will be based upon the added market value of the improvements. The additional assessed value and taxable value increase will be half of the added market value. The additional taxable value times the millage rate will calculate the tax increase due to the improvements.
Contact the Assessing Department at 313-387-2729 and we can assist you in this estimate and calculation.