Assessing FAQ

How can I get general assessing information such as: taxpayer of record, parcel number, assessed value, taxable value and legal description?
This information can be obtained by contacting Taylor City Hall - Assessing Department at (734) 374-1315 or use the link to access the information online.  The Assessment data is located on the City of Taylor’s webpage here .

How can I get general property data such as: year built, living area and number of rooms?
This information can be obtained by contacting Taylor City Hall - Assessing Department at (734) 374-1315 or use the link to access the information online.  The Assessment data is located on the City of Taylor’s webpage.

I am putting up a fence and need to know where my property lines are. Can you help me?
The determination of property boundaries is not a governmental function of the City of Taylor. The City recommends that you refer to listings in the phone book under Surveyors.

I have just purchased a home in Taylor and have been given forms to file with the City. What do I need to do?
The closing agent should have provided you with a Property Transfer Affidavit (Form 2766) and a Homeowners Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit (Form 2368) to file with the local assessing office. A copy of your Deed should also be provided. The Deed is the actual document which transfers the property to you. The forms can be mailed to City of Taylor, Assessors Office, 23555 Goddard Road, Taylor, MI 48180. They can also be dropped off at the Call Center (located in the Building Dept.) and we are located in City Hall at 23555 Goddard Road, Taylor, MI 48180 Directions: Goddard Road ¼ mile east of Telegraph Road. Our office hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

I have just purchased a home and understand I need to file some forms with the City. What forms do I need to file and where can I obtain the forms?
The transfer of property requires the filing of a Property Transfer Affidavit (Form 2766) and if this home will be your principal residence a Homeowners Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit (From 2368) with the local assessing office. A closing agent is required to provide these forms at the property closing. If you did not use a closing agent, the forms can be obtained from the Call Center in City Hall or look under Assessing Forms on the Assessing Department web page.

How do I know if I have a Homestead Exemption on my property?
This information can be obtained by contacting Taylor City Hall - Assessing Department at (734) 374-1315.  If you are a new owner and your new home will be your principal residence you will need to file a Homeowners Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit (Form 2368) with the Assessors Office to obtain the exemption. This is a one time filing requirement as long as your qualification status does not change.

I am adding an addition and deck to my home. How much additional property tax will I have to pay?
The additional property tax will be based upon the added market value of the improvements. The additional assessed value and taxable value increase will be half of the added market value. The additional taxable value times the millage rate will calculate the tax increase due to the improvements. Contact the Assessing Department at (734) 374-1315 and we can assist you in this estimate and calculation.

How do I determine whether my property can be split into two or more building sites?
Land divisions are subject to review by both Panning and Assessing Departments who coordinates the review process. Whether or not the property is buildable would be subject to City ordinances, as well as the Land Division Act of 1997. The Assessing Department can assist you with any questions regarding the Land Division process and provide the required Land Division Application.  Questions regarding the buildable status would be answered by the Building Department.  Application for a lot split/and or combination can be found under Assessing Forms.

I am thinking about purchasing a home in the City of Taylor, how can I estimate the amount of property tax I will be paying?
Contact the Assessing Department at (734) 374-1315 for an estimate of the new taxes. However, you can take half of the estimated property value and multiply it by the applicable current year millage rate for a rough estimate. (($80,000 market value x 50% = 40,000 times the most recent Summer and Winter Homestead millages combined, .0482181 (48.2181 Mills) = $1,928.72)). THIS ESTIMATE DOES NOT INCLUDE 1% ADMINISTRATION FEE OR SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS.

What is my tax rate?
Contact the Treasurers Office at (734) 374-1487 for this information. You can also
obtain this information on the front web page by selecting "About Taylor" then Facts then City Facts.

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