The Assessing department consists of the Township Assessor and a residential appraiser. The Assessing department is the first link in the property tax revenue chain. The Assessor's responsibility is the discovery, listing, and evaluation of all properties within the assessing jurisdiction. The primary purpose of the Assessing Department is to estimate the fair market value or "true cash value" of all real and personal properties located within York Township. The department studies the sales market and collects information on the properties in order to estimate current market value.
The Assessing department does not create value. Rather, value is created by economic forces in the market of buyers and sellers. The Assessor studies transactions of the market and appraises all property in accordance with state law and State Tax Commission guidelines. The Assessing Department also keeps track of ownership changes, maintains legal descriptions for all land and prepares sketches of all buildings and summarizes their characteristics.
Chris Coucke, Assessor, Friday Only – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Assessor’s Assistant, Tuesday Only – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
(phone) 734-439-8842, ext. 206 or (email) firstname.lastname@example.org