Assessor Information

Tim Grimm, Pleasantview Township
Assessor Home Phone, 231-526-5370 (weekday evenings)
Email- harbortim@gmail.com
http://www.michigan.gov/treasury

Assessments are calculated each year by the Assessor at 50% of the estimated value of each parcel of property.Assessment notices are sent to the owner of record in February of each year. Please make sure we have your correct mailing address by the beginning of January. If you have any questions in regards to your assessment you can contact Mr. Grimm (please refer to the above contact information).

You can appeal your assessments at the March Board of Review. The time and dates are given on your Assessment Notice. You can also contact the Township office. The dates for BOR are also posted in the Petoskey Newspaper and at the Township. You do not need to be present at the BOR to appeal your assessment. You can send your appeal by letter or BOR Petition L-4035 you can get the petition from michigan.gov. The link is below. You can send your appeal via mail, fax or in person. When appealing your assessment you should include with your letter/and or petition any comparable values from other similar properties in your neighborhood.

Additional meetings of the BOR (you need not be present at these meetings either) are held in July and December. July and December BOR’s are held to correct qualified errors, clerical errors, mutual mistakes and Principle Residence Exemptions only. These meetings are also posted in the Petoskey Newspaper and at the Township. You can also call the Township office for the dates.

Eligibility Requirements for the disabled vet exemption is the veteran must have been honorably discharged from the armed forces of the United States. They must be a Michigan resident. Additionally, they must meet one of the following criteria:

A) Has been determined by the United States department of veteran’s affairs to be permanently and totally disabled as a result of military service and entitled to veterans’ benefits at the 100% rate.

B) Has a certificate from the United States department of veterans’ administration, or its successors, certifying that he or she is receiving or has received pecuniary assistance due to disability for specially adapted housing.

C) Has been rated by the United States department of veterans’ affairs as individually unemployable.

Individuals filing the affidavit for the exemption under criteria A must provide a copy of the letter from the Veterans’ Administration indicating they have a 100% service connected disability and are entitled to receive benefits.

The State Tax Commission has determined that receipt of either grant would qualify an individual for the exemption under criteria B.

Individuals filing the affidavit for the exemption under criteria B must provide a copy of the certificate from the Veterans’ Administration indicating they are receiving or have received pecuniary assistance due to disability for specially adapted housing.

The un-remarried surviving spouse of the disable veteran is eligible for the exemption based upon the eligibility of their spouse; therefore the spouse must also be a Michigan resident. The exemption will continue only as long at the surviving spouse remains un-remarried.

You must apply for the Disabled Vet Exemption each year. You can get information and the form from your Township, County or michigan.gov/treasury.  

PLEASE NOTE:  The new deadlines for applications for a Principal Residence Exemption are June 1 and November 1 of each year. Qualified applications received by June 1 will be given the PRE exemption for the entire year. Applications received by November 1 will be eligible for the PRE on the winter bill only.

Mr. Grimm is asking everyone to take the time and look at their tax bills when you receive them. Please make sure they show the correct Principal Residence percent. If the parcel is your principal residence it should show 100% PRE. If you are receiving the PRE and your parcel is not qualified you may be liable for back taxes, interest and penalties.

Mr. Grimm also suggests if anyone is considering a land split to contact him at the outset so he can forward a Land Division Application and help with any questions that may come up. Splits that are not accompanied by an approved Land Division Application may not be legal and building permits will not be issued for them.

Form 2368 Homeowner’s Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit: Please contact the Township. (You can also get this form at the above link michigan.gov/treasury)

Form 2602 Request to Rescind Principal Residence Exemption (PRE): Please Contact the Township (You can also get this form at the above link michigan.gov/treasury)

Disabled Veteran Tax Exemption Affidavit Form: Please Contact the Township (You can also get this form at the above link michigan.gov/treasury)

Land Division Application: Please contact the Township