Rhonda Sells, MAAO – City Assessor
The Assessing Department has the responsibility of appraising and determining the true cash value of all taxable properties located within the city. The State of Michigan Constitution and Statute require that, notwithstanding any other provisions of the law, the assessed values placed upon the assessment roll shall be at 50% of the true cash value. Prior to the passage of Proposal A in March 1994, the assessed value, when equalized, became the State Equalized Value (SEV) and taxes were based on that value. This procedure changed with the passage of Proposal A which placed profound limits on the values used to compute property taxes. Starting in 1995 and thereafter, property taxes are calculated on the Taxable Value.
The Assessing Department serves as a source of information for the public by maintaining for general inspection subdivision plat maps, as well as property record cards for each parcel of land located in the City of Tawas City. The Assessing Department is constantly reviewing and updating records to reflect changes that occur to the individual properties.
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