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Independence Township, 6483 Waldon Center Drive, Clarkston, MI  48346  248-625-5111 Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 69, Clarkston, MI  48347

 

 

 

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Assessing

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Overview

Mission Statement

"We dedicate ourselves to providing fair and accurate assessments, to educate the taxpaying public on the procedures, laws and components that create those assessments, and to offer service that honors the dignity of the public. We must always keep in mind that a citizen should exit this experience feeling satisfied with the service rendered."

The Assessorís Office is responsible for the inventory of all property within the Township, and the valuation of the taxable parcels therein.  Both real property (land and buildings), and personal property (tangible) held by businesses are taxable.

The office operates under the requirements of what is commonly referred to as the General Property Tax Law which was originally P.A. 206 of 1893.  Most statutes are located between MCL 211.1 and MCL 211.157.

Assessors must be certified by the State Assessors Board in Lansing.  The State Assessors Board (SAB) certifies individuals at Level 1, 2, 3, or 4 based on education, experience and examination. Level 4 is the highest rating and the most difficult to achieve.  Municipalities are required to have an assessor whose certification is at least equivalent to the SABís standard based on total valuation and complexity of the unit of government.  Independence Township is required to have a Level 3 assessor.

Principal Residence Affidavits and Property Transfer Affidavits are filed at the Assessorís Office.  Once received and stamped by staff, a copy is made for the citizenís files.

Much of the Township mapping is available through the Assessorís Office.  The Geographic Information System (GIS) developed by Oakland County with regard to Independence Township is available at the Assessorís Office.  Custom maps can be produced for a fee.

All legal description Splits and Combinations are initiated through the Assessorís Office.  Please click here for the appropriate forms to initiate a change in description.

Click here for Statistical Township Assessing Data.

The Assessor's Office is located at 6483 Waldon Center Drive, Clarkston, Michigan  48346.  The office number is 248-625-8114.  The fax number is 248-625-8117 or   email us

Assessing Department Staff

Kristen M Sieloff, MMAO, Director of Assessing
Chris Ritchie, MAAO, Assistant Director of Assessing
Kim Adkins, MCAO, Appraiser II
Tony Kraft, Appraiser I
Heather Joiner, Appraiser Aide

Assessing Department Vehicles

The Assessing Department drives Independence Township identified vehicles and carry photo identification.

 

 

 

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