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Assessing & Taxes

Edie Hunter, Assessor

Edie Hunter is the Assessor of the City of Ithaca. She is responsible for identifying, listing and valuing all taxable real and personal property in the City, in accordance with the General Property Tax Act and the City Charter. She is also responsible for processing all the recorded documents for properties in the City Limits and determining transfers of ownership, Principle Residence Exemptions and correct mail-to information.

The office hours for the Assessor are Tuesday & Wednesday from 8:00am until 4:30pm.  Appointments may be made, however are not necessary.

Important Property Tax Dates

Summer Taxes are mailed out on August 1st and are due on September 30th without penalty.

Winter Taxes are mailed out on December 1st and are due on February 14th without penalty.

Both Summer and Winter taxes can be paid at City Hall through the last day of February.

Payment may be made in person, by mail, through your bank's on-line services or after hours drop box with cash, check or money order. For your convenience, we accept credit and debit cards, as well as electronic checks.  A fee of 3% of the total amount or a minimum of $2 is applied for credit/debit card payments.

As of March 1st, any unpaid taxes are considered delinquent and turned over to the Gratiot County Treasurer for collection.
Contact the County Treasurer after March 1st at 875-5220 for the correct amount due.

2021 March Board of Review

MEETING NOTICE

 Electronic remote access, in accordance with Michigan law, will be implemented in response to COVID-19 social distancing requirements and limitations on the number of individuals in a meeting hall.

If in-person meetings become a lawful option, then the meetings may be held both in person at Ithaca City Hall, 129 W. Emerson St., and via electronic remote access. 

The public may participate in the meeting through electronic remote access via Zoom access by computer, smart phone/device using the following link:

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Meeting ID: 816 8275 3583
Passcode: 685367

The City will post additional information confirming the electronic remote access links via Zoom, at City Hall and on the City’s website at www.ithacami.com.

Due to the electronic meeting format, written Letter Appeals are strongly recommended and appointment times to petition the Board of Review be scheduled. Please call 989-875-3200 during normal business hours to schedule an appointment.  The meeting times available are as follows;

Monday, March 8, 20201          9:00am to12:00 noon and 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday, March 10, 2021     1:00pm to 4:00pm and 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, March 17, 2021     9:00am to12:00 noon and 1:00pm to 4:00pm

The Board of Review meets as deemed necessary to hear questions, protests, and to equalize the 2021 assessments.  By council resolution, taxpayers are able to protest by letter, (including email), sent to assessor@ithacami.com or mail to City Hall at the above address, provided protest is received prior to 4:00pm on March 16, 2021.

Cathy Cameron, City Clerk
Edith Hunter, City Assessor

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2021 March Board of Review Zoom Meeting Instructions

 

March 8, 2021 from 9:00am – Noon        Join Zoom Meeting
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Online Assessment & Tax Data Access

You can access your current tax and assessing information through BS&A Software.  Information on your own property can be accessed at no charge, but a $2.00 fee applies to additional properties.

Personal Property Taxes

2021 Personal Property Statements will be mailed by January 10th.

As a reminder the following are critical dates for filing the various forms with the City of Ithaca Assessor’s Office:

Form 5076 – must be received or postmarked by February 20, 2021

Form L-4175 – is due by February 20, 2021.  Postmark is acceptable.

Form 5278 – must be received or postmarked by February 20, 2021.

****Forms must be Filled out in Their Entirety and Filed by the Deadline****

How to Reach the Assessor

Contact Edie by calling (989) 875-3200 or by using the e-mail contact form to the right.

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