2023 Assessing Data Coming Soon
The Assessing Department is responsible for identifying and valuing all taxable real and personal property within the Charter Township of Bridgeport in accordance with Michigan’s General Property Tax Laws.
Additionally, the Assessing Department maintains property record information for every parcel of property within Bridgeport Township including legal descriptions and physical improvements to parcels including commercial, industrial and residential buildings, and accessory structures.
The department also maintains taxpayer record information, received in various formats, such as Deeds, Property Transfer Affidavits, Homeowner’s Principal Residence Exemption Affidavits and other related forms.
Real Property Reverification Program
The Assessor's office reviews a portion of the properties in the Township every year. This process includes:
- Updating the exterior photo of the property
- Reviewing aerial photos
- Reverify measurements of structures on the property
A Field Representative will start by reviewing the property from the street level. They drive down the street and take photos from a car that is marked with a green Bridgeport Charter Township sign. The Field Representative will always have Township identification. During this process, the Field Rep will not request to inspect the inside of the home, but may make inquiries as to the inventory of bathrooms and bedrooms of the property to verify that our records are correct.
Note: If you see someone that behaves different from this description, please notify the Police Department.
The Assessor's office also inspects a property when notified of new construction, remodeling or demolition. A field representative from the Assessor’s Office may request a full inspection if there are physical changes made to the property.
Why do we do this?
The Assessor's office has the responsibility to assess all property in the Township at 50% of fair market value. This includes homes, factories, commercial properties, vacant land and personal property. To meet the standards of the State Tax Commission, the Assessor’s office reviews a portion of the properties every year. This allows the Township to keep accurate records.
Will this change how much I pay for property tax?
Your property tax statement is calculated using your taxable value, which is less than or equal to your assessed value. Since the assessed value is dependent on market value, the assessed value will change depending on market conditions. Changes to your property can affect the calculation of True Cash Value. New additions may increase the assessed value. Demolitions that cause value to decline may decrease the assessed value. These changes will be reflected in your Notice of Assessment Change that is mailed in February. Even if there are no physical changes to your property, your assessment may change based on what is occurring in the current real estate market.