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 York 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.
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 Permit 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: