Board of Review

The Pere Marquette Township Board of Review is a citizen committee created through Michigan's General Property Tax Act (206 of 1893).  It's part of the system of checks and balances of the Assessor's office for the purpose of ascertaining that property has been uniformly assessed (MCL 211.28 -211.33).  Members are selected by the Township Supervisor and appointed by the Township Board.  Members serve 2-year terms and all members' terms run concurrently.

 Member   Position  Term ending
 Rick Deering  Member  January 1, 2021
 Marsha Gould  Member  January 1, 2021
 Kelly Smith  Chair  January 1, 2021
 Jennifer Richert  Alternate Member  January 1, 2021
 - Vacant -  Alternate Member  January 1, 2021
 Gerald A. Bleau  Secretary (Statutory; Non-voting)  November 20, 2020

Typical duties of the Board of Review include: 

  • Ensure Uniform Assessment of Real and Personal Property in the Township
  • Consider Taxpayer Petitions Regarding Property Values
  • Correct Errors and/or Omissions
  • Consider Requests for Tax Exemptions
  • Meet State Standards in Record-keeping Compliance
Meetings:  Regular meetings of the Board of Review are held in March, July, and December at the Pere Marquette Township Hall.  In March, the Board of Review can consider taxpayer petitions regarding the valuation of their property.  An appeal at the March Board of Review also preserves the petitioner's right to appeal further.  July and December Boards of Review cannot consider questions of property valuation.  July and December meetings are limited to correction of clerical errors, various exemption applications, and other items specifically allowed by State Law.  Please contact the Assessor if you have any questions about which Board of Review session to attend for your specific issue.

2020 Schedule

 March 3 9:30 a.m.  Organizational Meeting
 March 9 1:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Consider taxpayer petitions, including valuation
 March 11 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Consider taxpayer petitions, including valuation
 July 20 9:30 a.m.  Consider taxpayer petitions, except valuation
 December 15 9:30 a.m.  Consider taxpayer petitions, except valuation

Please check back for last minute scheduling changes that may occur.


            Contact Information     ~  231.845.1277
Gerald A. Bleau, Secretary of Board of Review
Pere Marquette Charter Township Board of Review
1699 S. Pere Marquette Hwy.
Ludington, MI  49431