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Assessing Department
Department Overview
The Assessing Department consists of the City Assessor (Debra J. Kopp) and several office and field appraisers.  All employees are annually certified by the Michigan State Tax Commission.  The Assessing Department is responsible for various property tax administration functions.

Department Functions
  • Prepare and Certify the Assessment Roll in Compliance with the General Property Tax Act
  • Appraise all Real and Personal Property within the City for the Purpose of Local Property Taxation
  • Ensure that all Parcels of Land in the City are Identified with Legal Descriptions and Parcel Location Maps
  • Describe the Physical Improvements for all Commercial, Industrial and Residential Structures
  • Administrate the March, July and December Board of Review
  • Defend Appeals at the Michigan Tax Tribunal 
  • Process Applications for Land Splits and Combinations
  • Maintain Owner of Record through Recorded Deeds and Property Transfer Affidavits
  • Maintain Detailed Sales Information on all Properties in the City
  • Ensure that all Transfers of Ownership Result in Taxable Values Calculated According to Michigan Statute
  • Process Principal Residence Exemption Affidavits
  • Administrate Various Real and Personal Property Tax Exemptions, including Disabled Veteran Exemptions, Poverty Exemptions, Industrial Facilities Tax Exemptions, Small Business Taxpayer Exemptions and Eligible Manufacturing Personal Property Exemptions
  • Special Assessment Districts
******2018 Personal Property Canvass******
Appraisers from the Assessing Department will be performing the annual business Personal Property canvass as required by the Michigan State Tax Commission.  Appraisers will be verifying the physical presence of businesses within the City of Fraser in order to value business personal property for the 2019 tax year.  If you are located in the City and have business assets, you are required to file a Personal Property Statement (or exemption form if you qualify) with our office by the statutory deadline regardless if you receive a statement.  If you do not file, we are required by law to estimate your value and your right to appeal will be lost.  If you move out of the City, please notify our office.  If you receive a visit by one of our appraisers and have questions, you may call this office during our regularly-scheduled hours.

Public Inspection of Records

Records are available for viewing at the Assessing Department located at City Hall.  The Assessing's Department's normal business hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.  Records are also available online at no cost.

Assessor's Office

33000 Garfield Rd.
Fraser, MI 48026

Ph: (586)-293-3100
Fx: (586)-293-7470

Tuesday & Thursday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm