The Assessor's Office is responsible for the inventory of all property within the City and the valuation of all taxable property both real property (land and buildings) and personal (tangible). It operates under the requirements of the General Property Tax Law which was originally P.A. 206 of 1893. The statutes can be found under MCL 211.1 through MCL 211.157.
Poverty Property Tax Exemption
Residents meeting income limit and asset level tests may be eligible for a full or partial exemption of property taxes. The City has adopted guidelines which establish filing requirements, details of the review process for the exemption and income and asset levels which apply. The specific annual income limits vary by size of household and are published each year by the State of Michigan. Learn more.
Onsite Property Re-inspections - Summer 2016
The East Lansing Assessor's Office will once again be performing onsite property re-inspections in a portion of the City's residential neighborhoods this summer. The purpose of the program is to make property records for East Lansing homes as current and accurate as possible by performing onsite property visits every couple years. These visits will include measuring all buildings and property improvements, taking photos, briefly interviewing property owners and walking through buildings to observe the current condition and amenities present.
Starting in mid-May, City personnel will be visiting specific residential areas as part of this program. The employees will be wearing a visible City of East Lansing-issued I.D. badge for identification purposes. Letters will also be sent to all property owners ahead of time. View a map of the locations that will be visited.