Bridgewater Township, Michigan

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Mary and Clayton Rider
10990 Clinton Rd, Manchester, MI 48158
(517) 505-1462  |  Fax: (517) 913-6126

Office hours at the Township Hall: Thursdays 8:30a.m. - 11:30 a.m. The Township Hall is located at 10990 Clinton Road, Manchester, MI 48158. The phone number at the Township Hall is (517) 456-7728. 

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Understanding Proposal A in a Declining Market 2009 Edition

2014 Property Tax Hardship Reduction Application

Disabled Veterans Exemption Affidavit Form (5107)

Homeowner's Principle Resident Form (2368_ T1056 file)

Farmland Exemption Affidavit Form (2599f)

Personal Property Exemption Affidavit Form (5076)

Request to Rescind Homeowners Principle Resident Form (2602  T1067)

Request to Rescind Farmland Exemption Affidavit Form (2743.pdf)

Property Transfer Affidavit Form (2766_L4260)

Assessing is the method used to determine how much taxpayers will pay in property taxes. Property taxes are charges to taxpayers for the costs of governmental programs and services that benefit the general public and to finance public improvements, such as a road project or new fire station.

Townships are assessing units
There are many local governmental units with the authority to levy taxes: townships, villages, cities, school districts, intermediate school districts, community colleges, district libraries, and special taxing authorities, such as downtown development authorities.

However, there are only two governmental units with the authority to assess property: townships and cities. Villages are required to have assessment rolls, but villages do not assess property because all property in a village is within a township, so the village assessments must be identical to those set by the township assessor.

All taxable property within a township must be annually assessed by the township supervisor or other assessor(MCL 211.10) who is certified as qualified by the State Assessors Board (MCL 211.10d).

In Fall 2006, assessing officers in Michigan completed an open-book exercise consisting of 50 questions pertaining to assessment administration. Based partially on the results of that exercise and partly on common weaknesses in assessing practices which have been revealed by the State Tax Commissionís random 14-point review process, a new six-hour renewal program has been developed for the 2007-2008 certification renewal period. Attendance at MTAís Assessors Renewal Course Tuesday, Jan. 8 will satisfy the renewal requirement.