Assessing Department

Responsible for establishing fair and equitable property tax assessments for Township taxpayers.

Assessing Department

(616) 844-2108
(616) 844-2114

Heather Singleton

Assessor

hsingleton@springlaketwp.org

Denise J. North

Assistant Assessor

dnorth@springlaketwp.org

Personal Property 2017

Anyone doing business in Spring Lake Township and the Village is required to file annually the Personal Property Statement (Form 632). The due date is February 1, 2017. 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 from the governing units to correct late-filed statements. All forms estimated by the Assessing Department are AS IS and cannot be corrected.


Property Information

Assessing & Tax Information at BS&A

Assessing information, including year built and square footage, and tax information is available online from BS&A. 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 need to register, but the information is free.

Assessing & Tax Information (BS&A) »

Ottawa County Property Search

Use the online Property Search to view 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.

Property Search (Ottawa County) »


Ottawa County Equalization/Apportionment Report

Spring Lake is the 5th largest Township in Ottawa County by assessed value, comprising of approximately 6.76% of the total County value. The largest is Georgetown Township with approximately 14.04% and the smallest is Chester Township with approximately 0.99%.

Major Class of Property Comparison from the Ottawa County 2016 Equalization Report:


Assessments

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 (PRE)

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 to the Assessor’s Office no later than December 31 of the year requested. Existing Conditional Rescission forms can continue to be submitted for a total of three years.


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.


Hardship Exemption

Hardship exemption forms are due December 12, 2017 (Board of Review meeting date). Hardship exemption forms must be returned no later than March 14, July 18 and December 12, 2017.


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