Kinross Charter Township

Kinross Township Assessor

Jessica Mowery, MAAO(3)

4884 W. Curtis Street
Kincheloe, MI 49788

906-322-6601 (Call for Appointments)


Assessing Department

General Responsibilities and Services

The Assessor is responsible for the overall direction and management of the Township’s property appraisal program. Oversees the identification, does the inventory, determines the market value, and calculates the assessed valuation for all Township properties in accordance with the State Tax Commission regulations, methodology, and procedures to ensure fair and equitable assessments. Maintains accurate Homestead and property transfer information in compliance with applicable State laws.

Every year, the True Cash Value of each taxable property within the township is determined. Every taxable property is assessed at 50% of the True Cash Value. In February of each year, The Assessing Department mails property owners a Notice of Assessment.

Online Property & Tax Information

You can view your property and tax information online with BS&A Online.

BS&A Online is a collection of municipal services that provides instant and convenient access to various kinds of important information held at your local government. Users can look up information regarding Property Taxes, Special Assessments, Sales, and Building data including sketches & photos.

Users of the website need to create a personalized account to allow you free access to any property records with which you are associated. There is a small convenience fee to look up property information with which the person requesting the information is not the owner.

Annual Review Program

Kinross Charter Township Assessing Department reviews a portion of properties in the Township annually to keep records current and accurate, in accordance with State of Michigan Guidelines.

Mailing Address Change

If you need to change the mailing address to a property, please complete the Mailing Address Change form. This will affect all future tax bills.

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Geographic Information System (GIS Mapping)

Eastern UP GIS

Geographic Information System (GIS) is a technology used for the storage, retrieval, analysis, and display of geographic information. This information includes features or places within the township that have a component, which can be displayed by a simple geometric representation, such as parcels, roads, or natural features including bodies of water.

Application Use and Mapping Disclaimer

Application Use:

This data is provided as-is; without warranty whatsoever, the entire risk as to the results of the use of this data is assumed by the user. Kinross Charter Township, Michigan is not responsible for any interpretation or conclusions based on this data by those who acquire or use it. It is to be used for information purposes only.

Helpful Resources

Kinross Charter Township | Assessing Information
Michigan Department of Treasury
Michigan Tax Tribunal

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I appeal my property assessment?

Property assessments are appealed to the March Board of Review. This is held every year by law, beginning on the second Monday in March. Cascade Township generally has two days of hearings. You may appeal in person or by letter. If you wish to appeal in person, you must call for an appointment.

The March Board of Review has the ability to correct assessments, change property classification and grant poverty exemptions. If a residential property is not appealed to the March Board of Review, the assessment is final until the following year.

I think I am eligible for a Principal Residence Exemption but I didn’t get my form to the Assessor by November 1st. Can I still get a PRE?

YES! If you did not get your form into the office in time have the exemption added to your property record or you are qualified for the current year and up to three previous. You must file Form 2368 Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit with the local assessor and claim the principal residence exemption for the current and Up to the previous three years.

Once received, the local assessor will verify if the owner has met the requirements for the principal residence exemption. The assessor will grant or deny the Principal Residence Exemption. This can be done at any time during the year.

The July or December Board of Review add the exemption. They have the authority to add the current year and up to three prior years. Contact the Assessor at (906) 322-6601 to begin the process.

I received a letter/business card from the Assessor asking about my property. What is this about?

The Assessing Department needs good quality information on the properties in order to accurately assess property. We review a certain number of properties each year in order to correct any errors in the record. Areas are chosen based on how long it has been since we last reviewed them or if we have noted that we have a problem in that area.

If there is a correction necessary, it could raise or lower your assessment. The goal is to make the records as accurate as possible. We send a form showing you any changes we have found, at the end of the year before we set the new assessments so you can point out any errors.