Columbia Township Assessor:

Dara Hood

PO Box 68

Caro, MI  48723

(989) 325-0985



The property tax is based on two elements; the value of the property, and the millage rate at which the values are taxed. The value of the property is determined through the assessing process. Millage rates are determined by authorized government units and voter approved millages. Property taxes are charges to taxpayers for the cost of governmental programs and services that benefit the general public and to finance public improvements, such a road projects.

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)

The assessor presents the roll to the board of review by the Tuesday following the first Monday in March. The assessor must also send notices of assessment changes to property owners at least 10 days before the Tuesday following the first Monday in March. These are changes that will show up in the summer and winter tax bills in that year. If there are no changes in value for the upcoming year, the property owner will not receive an assessment change notice.

The board of review meets in March and examines and adjusts the property values on the assessment roll as necessary and appropriate. Taxpayers who want to appeal their assessment must first go to the board of review in March. If they are denied an adjustment, they may then appeal to the Michigan Tax Tribunal.

The assessor must deliver the certified tax roll to the treasurer by July 1 for the summer tax collection and by December 1 for the winter tax collection.


Columbia Township Assessing Office Policy SALES STUDIES
Columbia Township Personal Property Policy Industrial Land Analysis 2024
Property Tax Admin Fee Certification Form Residential ECF 2024
Form 5107 - State Tax Commission Affidavit for Disabled Veterans Exemption Residential Village ECF 2024
 Principal Residence Exemption Form Columbia Agri Land Values 2024
 2024 Poverty Exemption Policy Guidelines Columbia Land Value by Acreage for 2024
 Form 5737 Poverty Exemption Application Commercial ECF Values 2024
 Form 632 -L-4175 2024 Personal Property Statement Commercial FF Land Values 2024
 Form 5739 Affirmation of Ownership and Occupancy to Remain Exempt by Reason of Poverty Industrial ECF Analysis 2024
 Form 4988 Poverty Exemption Affidavit  
 Form 5076 Small Business Property Tax Exemption Claim Form  
 Form 618 L-4035 Petition to Board of Review  



 Columbia Township


The Columbia Township Ballot Drop Box is located in the Columbia Township Library Entryway and is availble during elections 24/7. 






The Columbia Township Board of Trustees Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 8:30 am has been changed to Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 8:30 am at the Columbia Twp Library Community Room.



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