Equalization

Equalization

​The General Property Tax Act 206 of 1893

211.34 (3)
 
“The county board of commissioners of a county shall establish and maintain a department to survey assessments and assist the board of commissioners in the matter of equalization of assessments, and may employ in that department technical and clerical personnel which in its judgment are considered necessary.  The personnel of the department shall be under the direct supervision and control of a director of the tax or equalization department who may designate and employee of the department as his or her deputy.  The director of the county tax or equalization department shall be appointed by the county board of commissioners.  The county board of commissioners, through the department, may furnish assistance to local assessing officers in the performance of duties imposed upon those officers by this act, including the development and maintenance of accurate property descriptions, the discovery, listing, and valuation of properties for tax purposes, and the development and use of uniform valuation standards and techniques for the assessment of property. “
 
State Constitution (Excerpt)
Constitution of Michigan of 1968
Article IX
Finance and Taxation
 
“​The legislature shall provide for the uniform general ad valorem taxation of real and tangible personal property not exempt by law except for taxes levied for school operating purposes.  The legislature shall provide for the determination of true cash value of such property; the proportion  of true cash value at which such property shall be uniformly assessed, which shall not, after January 1, 1966, exceed 50%; and for a system of equalization of assessments. Comm and Ind Personal Property Loss