The City Assessor ensures the accurate and timely appraisal and assessment of real and personal property as required and permitted by the general property tax laws and constitution of the State of Michigan, the City Charter and Code of Ordinances.
The City Assessor is appointed by the City Manager. The City Assessor establishes property valuations, prepares, certifies and maintains assessment rolls and special assessment rolls.
The City Assessor is a part-time employee with office hours of 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm each Wednesday. He is not necessarily in the office each day; he may be working in the field measuring and appraising property.
Residents and business owners are encouraged to call (616) 696-1330 x 102 – or email him firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment to insure his availability to meet and address any questions or concerns.
Assessing, Utility Billing and Tax Information
Search the City of Cedar Springs Database to view assessment, structural, and tax information for a selected address or parcel.
Property Tax Estimator Tool
Are you considering purchasing a home in Cedar Springs and would like to estimate your property taxes? The State of Michigan’s Property Tax Estimator is a great tool to use.
Property Transfer Affidavit
Are you in the process of selling your home? If so, make sure you file a Property Transfer Affidavit with the City Assessor within 45 days of the sale.
Personal Property Tax Forms
All businesses are required to submit a Personal Property Tax Statement to the assessor annually. Personal Property Tax Statements are mailed to business owners each December or you may click on the link above to download a form from the State of Michigan. Failure to submit a Personal Property Tax Statement may result in the assessor estimating the value of your furniture, fixtures, computers, etc.
Property owners wishing to file a hardship application should download both the application and the qualifications and review them thoroughly prior to contacting the Assessor for assistance. Applicants should understand that hardship guidelines require the submission of a number of substantiating documents in order to be considered for relief.