The Assessing Department is responsible for the inventory of all property within Lincoln Charter Township, including the Village of Stevensville, and the valuation of all its taxable property. We maintain records of current ownership, assessed and taxable values, property characteristics, and market data. Record Card copies are available upon request for a small fee. This office follows the requirements of the General Property Tax Act of the State of Michigan.
HOW IS YOUR ASSESSED VALUE DETERMINED?
Annually the State of Michigan requires assessors to perform property sales analysis to determine the market value of all properties in the township. The assessed value of your property is 50% of the calculated market value of your property. Below are links to the analysis that was performed to determine the current year assessed values for all properties in Lincoln Charter Township. I encourage you to review this analysis and feel free to contact the assessor’s office is you have any questions on how your assessment was determined.
Use the link below if you would like to view Lincoln Township Residential Sales from the last two years and interactive ECF and Land Analysis Map.
STATE TAX COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INFLATION RATE MULTIPLIER FOR 2024
The inflation rate multiplier to be applied to the 2023 Taxable value of all property in the State of Michigan, is 5.0%. See STC Bulletin 16 of 2023 or visit the Bureau of Labor and Statistics to find out more about the CPI and how it affects your taxes.
HOW TO MAKE A NAME CHANGE TO YOUR TAX BILL
As your Township government, it is our job to assure that each property owner is correctly identified on the tax rolls. The owner of the property is the name that would appear on the most recently recorded deed at the Berrien County Register of Deeds office. Owner names are not changed unless we have a legal document recorded by the Register of Deeds office that shows a change in name or ownership has occurred such as a Warranty Deed, Quit Claim deed, Land contract or other pertinent legal document. When sufficient proof is provided to the office, we will make that correction to insure that the mailings are timely received by the owner/taxpayer.
ASSESSING OFFICER CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Beginning in 2018, assessors must obtain 16 hours of continuing education in order to maintain their certification. Assessor certification requirements are governed by the Michigan State Tax Commission. More information regarding assessor re-certification can be found at their site.
JOHN BAUMANN, MMAO, CAE
Office: 269-429-1589 Ext. 103
PROPERTY AND LAND SEARCH FOR LINCOLN CHARTER TOWNSHIP AND/OR THE VILLAGE OF STEVENSVILLE
Property record cards may be viewed Monday through Friday during our normal business hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
8 ½ x 11 SIngle copy 25¢; both sides, 50¢
8 ½ x 14 Single copy 30¢; both sides, 60¢
11 x 17 Single copy 40¢; both sides, 80¢
Use the link below if you would like to view aerials of Berrien County properties.
DISABLED VETERAN EXEMPTION
Thank you to all veterans who have served our country. We can never thank you enough for the service and sacrifice you and your families have made to protect our nation. In 2013, the Michigan Legislature approved the Disabled Veteran Exemption for those veterans who are determined to be 100% disabled or 100% Unemployable by the VA. Please reach out to the assessing office if you think you may qualify or would like further information on this property exemption. Please click on the image below to download the application for the Disabled Veteran Exemption.