Spring Lake Township
106 S. Buchanan St.
Spring Lake, MI 49456
Phone: 616-842-1340
Fax: 616-842-1546
info@springlaketwp.org
Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm

 

Assessing Department

Phone Number: 616.844.2108
Fax Number: 616.844.2114

Heather Singleton, Assessor
hsingleton@springlaketwp.org

Denise North, Assistant Assessor
dnorth@springlaketwp.org

Open Monday-Friday, except holidays.
Hours: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Department Information

How to Read Your Assessment Notice

Assessing Information (from BS&A)

Assessing information, including year built and square footage, is now available online. A fee of $2 will be charged for this information unless you are looking up your own property. If it is your property, you will still need to register, but the information is free.

Assessing information (BS&A Information)

Tax Information

Tax and utility assessments are not available online. To request information, fill out this form and fax it to 616.842.1546 or email it to Caroline. Note that there is a charge for this service.

Tax and utility information request form

Property Tax Estimator

The State of Michigan has a property tax estimation calculator available.

Property Tax Estimator

Ottawa County Equalization/Apportionment Report
Presents an analysis of tax levies in Ottawa County.

Assessing Brochures

The Assessing Department has a brochure available

Understanding Proposal A: The Law Governing Your Taxable Value

Ottawa County brochure Understanding Your Property Assessment and Property Taxes

Assessor Presentation: Understanding Property Taxes

Personal Property Filers:

Anyone doing business in Spring Lake Township and the Village is required to file annually the Personal Property Statement. The due date is February 1, 2015. If the form was not completed by this date please file what you have and file an amended form when it is completed. Changes in the application of the property tax law have taken the privilege away for the governing units to correct late-filed statements. ***All forms estimated by the Assessing Department are AS IS and cannot be corrected.

Small Taxpayer Exemption
Personal Property Exemption Affidavit - Due Date February 10, 2015. No extensions.
Idle Equipment Report

Following Sales

"Following sales," the practice of assessing properties which have recently sold significantly differently from properties which have not recently sold, is unconstitutional and illegal. An assessor cannot use the fact that a parcel has sold to trigger a review of the parcel. See this memo from the State Tax Commission for more information.

Principal Residence Exemption Information

Guidelines for the Principal Residence Exemption Program

Homeowner's Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit

Request to Rescind Principal Residence Exemption

Conditional Rescission of Principal Residence Exemption (PRE)

Michigan law allows a property owner to receive the PRE on his or her current property and on a previously exempted property simultaneously if the previous principal residence

  • is not occupied
  • is for sale
  • is not leased
  • is not used for any business or commercial purpose.

The PRE on the previous principal residence can be claimed for up to three years. Form 4640 must be submitted each year. Form 4640 must be received by the Assessor's Office no later than December 31, 2013. Existing Conditional Rescission forms can continue to be submitted for a total of three years.

Conditional Rescission of PRE Frequently Asked Questions

Hardship Exemption

Reminder: Hardship exemption forms are due December 9, 2014 (Board of Review meeting date). Hardship exemption forms must be returned no later than December 9, 2014 at 9am.

Hardship Exemption Forms

Veterans Exemptions

Disabled veterans who wish to apply for an exemption of property taxes must file annually. Required information includes your DD214, VA papers stating that you are 100% disabled, and the State of Michigan Disabled Veterans form. If you have questions, contact the Assessing office.

Disabled Veterans Exemption Affidavit Form 4660
Principal Residence Exemption Active Duty Military Affidavit Form 5170
State of Michigan Resources
State of Michigan FAQs

Interesting Data for Spring Lake Township

Spring Lake is the 4th largest Township in Ottawa County by assessed value, comprising of approximately 7.15% of the total County value. The largest is Georgetown Township with approximately 14.48% and the smallest is Chester Township with approximately 0.83%.

Major Class of Property Comparison from the Ottawa County 2013 Equalization Report:

Spring Lake Township

Village of Spring Lake

Links

Ottawa County’s web site is a great resource for property information. Begin by clicking on Public Users "Begin Search," then enter either the address, parcel number or owner name. Available information for each parcel includes assessed value, sales history, split history, GIS map and a tax search. Both township and village taxes are included. Some of these options have a charge associated with them, payable by credit card to Ottawa County.

Michigan State Treasury
Many of the forms and information regarding assessments.

Ottawa County GIS
Aerial views of all of the parcels in Ottawa County.

 



 
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