Esther Graves, MAAO, PPE
Deputy City Assessor
14400 Dix-Toledo Road
Southgate, MI 48195
Phone: (734) 258-3007
Fax: (734) 281-6670

Office Hours:
M-F 9:00am-4:00pm
CLOSED 12:00pm-1:00pm for lunch

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Assessor's Office

  1. DROP BOX:  Put the originals and copies in an envelope addressed to the Assessor's Office. Place in drop box located to the right of the entrance doors of City Hall.
  2. MAIL:  Assessor's Office, 14400 Dix-Toledo Road, Southgate, MI 48195
  3. FAX:  (734) 281-6670
  4. E-MAIL:  first name initial (E) + full last name (Graves)

The Assessing Department has the responsibility of preparing the assessment and tax rolls for the City for all property that is not exempt. The State of Michigan Constitution requires that property be assessed at 50% of true cash value. Proposal A was a constitutional amendment passed in 1994 that placed additional limits on the values used to calculate property taxes. Beginning in 1995, property taxes were calculated by levying the millage on the taxable value rather than the state-equalized value.

The taxable value is the lesser of the capped value and the state-equalized value. The capped value is calculated by taking the previous year's taxable value, subtracting any losses from demolition, then multiplying by the inflation rate or 5%, whichever is less, then adding any value for new construction. The inflation rate for 2024 is 5%.
Commercial Industrial Land Analysis - 2024
Commercial & Industrial ECFs - 2024
Residential ECFs - 2024
Residential Land Analysis - 2024
PA660 MCL211.0g(1)(c) Policy 

Personal Property Statements are due by February 20th to the local jurisdiction in which the personal property is located on tax day (December 31).
Personal Property Forms
2024 Small Business Exemption Form 

The State Tax Commission adopted new personal property multiplier tables for the valuation of personal property in the State of Michigan starting with the 2000 Assessment Roll. In order to learn more about the procedures to value personal property in the State of Michigan, please read the State Tax Commission’s Bulletin 12 of 1999, along with other bulletins, at the Michigan Department of Treasury website.

The form must be completed properly. Failure to return a Personal Property Statement or returning an uncompleted statement will cause our Department to estimate the assessment on your personal property and possibly audit your account. Also, failure to file this form by its due date will jeopardize your appeal rights with the State Tax Commission and/or Michigan Tax Tribunal.

As a rule of thumb, the person who completes your income tax statements should be able to prepare the Personal Property Statement for your business.

2024 Summer Tax Bills will be mailed from the Treasurer's Office the first week of July. If you do not receive a bill, you may contact the Treasurer's Office at 734.258.3012. You may also print the bill directly from the Treasurer's Office website page.  To change your name or mailing address, please fill out this form and return it back to the Assessor's Office.   

Name/Address Change Form 
2024 Hardship Application (Due: July 12, 2024) 
Disabled Veteran's Exemption  
Property Transfer Affidavit (PTA) 
Principle Residence Exemption Affidavit (PRE)
Request to Rescind Principle Residence Exemption Affidavit 
Conditional Form 
Lot Split Application
Lot Combination Request
2019 - 2023 Millage Rates
Apartment Complex List
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