Board of Review for Assessments

The Board of Review hears citizen appeals regarding property assessments. This board has the power to raise or lower the assessed value of properties in light of the evidence presented and in accordance with state law.

The Board of Review meets for three weeks in March to hear appeals beginning on the first Tuesday after the first Monday. It also meets in July and December to approve corrections to the Assessment Roll.

March 2024 Board of Review

Each year, prior to the March Board of Review meetings, informational notices are mailed. The “Notice of Assessment, Taxable Valuation, and Property Classification” also includes State Equalized Value, the percent of exemption as a Principal Residence or Qualified Agricultural Property, and if there was or was not an Ownership Transfer.

This notice includes the dates and times of the local Board of Review and the process for appealing an assessment. A property owner who makes an appeal must provide documented evidence as to why the assessment is inaccurate or incorrect. Evidence may include an appraisal, a list of sales in your neighborhood that are similar to your home, or pictures of damage or deterioration that may exist, among other things.

The Board will meet starting March 11, 2024. Walk-ins are not permitted. All protests in person will be heard BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, and the deadline to schedule an appointment is March 7, 2024.

To schedule an in-person appointment, call 269-337-8845 before 5:00 pm March 7, 2024. The Board will also accept protests from both residents and non-residents by submitting a signed letter to the City Assessor via mail (City of Kalamazoo, City Assessor, 241 West South St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007), by e-mail (, or in person (24-hour drop box at Kalamazoo City Hall). The letter appeal must be accompanied by a signed form L-4035, as well as any supporting documents. Written appeals must be RECEIVED in the office by the City Assessor no later than 12:00 PM on Friday March 15, 2024. Postmarks are not acceptable. If you are representing an owner, you must provide written authorization to present your appeal.

Assessments have been adjusted to result in an anticipated State Equalized Value Multiplier of 1.0000 for all classes of property. The Tentative State Equalization Multipliers and Equalization Ratios, as determined by the Kalamazoo County Equalization Department, prior to the above-mentioned adjustments were as follows:

Class Multiplier Ratio
Commercial 1.0373 48.20%
Industrial 1.2025 41.58%
Residential 1.1312 44.20%
Personal 1.0000 50%


Issues that can be brought before the Board of Review include property valuation (SEV), assessment roll classification changes, and property tax poverty exemption requests. Taxable value is generally not appealable as this type of change is entirely a result of Proposal A. Taxable value change is limited by the Inflation Rate Multiplier (IRM), as determined by the State Tax Commission, unless there has been new construction or a transfer of ownership. For 2024 the IRM is 1.05.

Petition to Board of Review - Form L-4035

View Sales Listings and Maps for Assessments

March 2024 Board of Review Meeting Schedule  
Tuesday, March 5* (organizational meeting only, no hearings) 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Monday, March 11 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 12 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday, March 13 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 14 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday, March 15 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 20* (final session, no hearings) 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


Current Members:  
Michael Anderson  
William Gladstone  
Donna Keller  
H. Charles Kiplinger  
James Lippincott  
Linda Servis  
Richard Skalski  
Clyde Robinson  
Aaron Powers, City Assessor, City of Kalamazoo Staff Liaison  


  • Tuesday, March 05, 2024 | 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
  • Monday, March 11, 2024 | 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Monday, March 11, 2024 | 01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2024 | 01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2024 | 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2024 | 01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  • Thursday, March 14, 2024 | 01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  • Friday, March 15, 2024 | 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Friday, March 15, 2024 | 01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  • Wednesday, March 20, 2024 | 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM


Kalamazoo City Hall, 241 W South Street, Kalamazoo, 49007, View Map

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