***The assessor’s office holds office hours from 1-3 on Friday afternoons. Please contact the assessor’s office at (734) 461-6117 ext #204 and leave a message or to set up an appointment, and the assessor’s office will contact you as soon as possible.
The Assessor is the government official responsible for establishing the value of property for tax purposes. All property within the Township is valued each year as to its status on December 31. The Township Assessor is responsible for evaluating your property’s value and the Township Treasurer is responsible for collecting your taxes.
The Assessing department consists of the Township Assessor and a residential appraiser. The Assessing department is the first link in the property tax revenue chain. The Assessor’s responsibility is the discovery, listing, and evaluation of all properties within the assessing jurisdiction. The primary purpose of the Assessing Department is to estimate the fair market value or “true cash value” of all real and personal properties located within Augusta Township. The department studies the sales market and collects information on the properties in order to estimate current market value.
The Assessing department does not create value. Rather, value is created by economic forces in the market of buyers and sellers. The Assessor studies transactions of the market and appraises all property in accordance with state law and State Tax Commission guidelines. The Assessing Department also keeps track of ownership changes, maintains legal descriptions for all land and prepares sketches of all buildings and summarizes their characteristics.
CPI (Inflation Multiplier) for 2022 is 3.3%. This is the increase in taxable value that the vast majority of property owners will see for 2022. The last several years this number has been 1-2%, so this is much higher than prior years. This is determined at a federal, then state level, and is not something we have any say in.
*See 2022 Hardship Exemption Guidelines below to see if you may be eligible.
In some cases, an approved application from the Township office may be required before a building permit can be obtained from Washtenaw County. For example, new construction may require a Zoning Compliance from the township Zoning Administrator.
Go to Documents and select Zoning Compliance Applications for your specific application needs.
Building Department Activities
All Building department activities for our township, including permitting and inspections are currently handled by the Washtenaw County Building Department. Visit the county building department on the web at: