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Assessing & Taxation

Here you will find explanations of the basics of the assessing and taxation practices and other important information such as:

 The role of the Assessor and the Appraiser basically do the same thing; appraise your parcel of real estate. The main difference is that a fee appraiser will focus their efforts on only the property they have been hired to appraise, whereas the assessor must annually appraise every parcel of property. However, the assessor cannot visit every property each year. Therefore, both the appraiser and assessor try to use existing market data (properties that have already sold) in order to measure the current market value of property. Much of the valuation is done using statistics taken from the real estate market.


Randy Jewell


114 N. Kidd Street
P.O. Box 496
Ionia, MI  48846

Ph: 616-523-0146
Fx: 616-527-0810

Wednesday & Thursday
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.