Understanding Michigan Property Taxes

Overview of Michigan Taxes

Michigan collects a total of $88,364,173,000 in revenue every year. Of that, $14,069,628,000 comes from property taxes, or 15.9% of total revenue. As a result, Michigan has the 8th highest property tax rate in the country, which is 51.3% more than the national average of 1.06%. Generally speaking, states where property taxes make up a higher percentage of total state revenue have higher property tax rates, and states where property taxes make up a smaller percentage of state revenue have lower property tax rates.

How does this translate to what homeowners actually pay? The average home value across Michigan is $152,236, meaning the average Michigan homeowner pays 1.61% of their home value every year in property taxes, or $16.11 for every $1,000 in home value.

Property Tax Calendar

Michigan's property tax system is governed by state statute, which means that despite significant variation in what homeowners in different parts of Michigan, there are important constants. Michigan's assessment date, which is both the point in time when the owner of a property is liable for property tax and the point in time at the property's value is determined, is December 31. Michigan property tax appeals, which allow homeowners to contest the assessment, varies by locality. The date which property tax bills become due on is Varies.

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Property Tax Information for Michigan Counties

The table below will help provide more information about how property taxes work in each county in Michigan.

County Average Home Value Average Tax Bill Bill per $1,000
Alcona County $141,456 $1,376 $9.70
Alger County $141,813 $1,468 $10.40
Allegan County $164,520 $2,118 $12.90
Alpena County $135,382 $1,426 $10.50
Antrim County $214,685 $2,236 $10.40
Arenac County $116,200 $1,528 $13.20
Baraga County $130,305 $1,447 $11.10
Barry County $165,426 $2,063 $12.50
Bay County $117,534 $1,879 $16.00
Benzie County $191,485 $1,849 $9.70
Berrien County $180,042 $2,026 $11.30
Branch County $130,181 $1,601 $12.30
Calhoun County $123,298 $2,124 $17.20
Cass County $168,994 $1,801 $10.70
Charlevoix County $211,792 $2,383 $11.30
Cheboygan County $169,615 $1,582 $9.30
Chippewa County $125,882 $1,541 $12.20
Clare County $100,157 $1,146 $11.40
Clinton County $165,842 $2,576 $15.50
Crawford County $115,989 $1,472 $12.70
Delta County $119,469 $1,527 $12.80
Dickinson County $126,009 $1,834 $14.60
Eaton County $146,034 $2,381 $16.30
Emmet County $247,213 $2,708 $11.00
Genesee County $109,075 $1,958 $17.90
Gladwin County $121,411 $1,536 $12.70
Gogebic County $105,571 $1,393 $13.20
Grand Traverse County $213,282 $2,591 $12.10
Gratiot County $110,364 $1,476 $13.40
Hillsdale County $122,475 $1,525 $12.50
Houghton County $120,088 $1,577 $13.10
Huron County $127,625 $1,689 $13.20
Ingham County $140,884 $3,097 $22.00
Ionia County $128,117 $1,783 $13.90
Iosco County $113,718 $1,273 $11.20
Iron County $104,314 $1,373 $13.20
Isabella County $135,071 $1,915 $14.20
Jackson County $136,002 $1,933 $14.20
Kalamazoo County $161,208 $2,603 $16.10
Kalkaska County $117,357 $1,278 $10.90
Kent County $163,726 $2,491 $15.20
Keweenaw County $161,628 $1,516 $9.40
Lake County $111,791 $1,242 $11.10
Lapeer County $148,415 $1,844 $12.40
Leelanau County $329,934 $2,933 $8.90
Lenawee County $133,292 $2,077 $15.60
Livingston County $203,249 $2,668 $13.10
Luce County $92,892 $965 $10.40
Mackinac County $158,567 $1,647 $10.40
Macomb County $139,881 $2,557 $18.30
Manistee County $152,527 $1,805 $11.80
Marquette County $157,659 $1,711 $10.90
Mason County $149,123 $1,890 $12.70
Mecosta County $132,596 $1,530 $11.50
Menominee County $116,435 $1,297 $11.10
Midland County $148,428 $2,395 $16.10
Missaukee County $123,791 $1,399 $11.30
Monroe County $146,974 $1,999 $13.60
Montcalm County $112,503 $1,521 $13.50
Montmorency County $117,740 $1,156 $9.80
Muskegon County $122,912 $1,840 $15.00
Newaygo County $121,155 $1,712 $14.10
Oakland County $215,662 $3,714 $17.20
Oceana County $133,590 $1,651 $12.40
Ogemaw County $112,597 $1,251 $11.10
Ontonagon County $93,255 $1,142 $12.30
Osceola County $113,877 $1,358 $11.90
Oscoda County $109,958 $994 $9.00
Otsego County $142,202 $1,489 $10.50
Ottawa County $182,387 $2,376 $13.00
Presque Isle County $126,208 $1,343 $10.60
Roscommon County $137,573 $1,463 $10.60
Saginaw County $113,222 $1,760 $15.50
St. Clair County $144,548 $2,052 $14.20
St. Joseph County $134,762 $1,579 $11.70
Sanilac County $141,808 $1,460 $10.30
Schoolcraft County $118,218 $1,217 $10.30
Shiawassee County $125,860 $1,750 $13.90
Tuscola County $112,829 $1,564 $13.90
Van Buren County $148,794 $2,065 $13.90
Washtenaw County $231,554 $4,150 $17.90
Wayne County $115,599 $2,533 $21.90
Wexford County $119,340 $1,679 $14.10

Want to learn more about Michigan property taxes? Check out out our county-specific property tax pages linked below:

Alcona County Alger County Allegan County
Alpena County Antrim County Arenac County
Baraga County Barry County Bay County
Benzie County Berrien County Branch County
Calhoun County Cass County Charlevoix County
Cheboygan County Chippewa County Clare County
Clinton County Crawford County Delta County
Dickinson County Eaton County Emmet County
Genesee County Gladwin County Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County Gratiot County Hillsdale County
Houghton County Huron County Ingham County
Ionia County Iosco County Iron County
Isabella County Jackson County Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County Kent County Keweenaw County
Lake County Lapeer County Leelanau County
Lenawee County Livingston County Luce County
Mackinac County Macomb County Manistee County
Marquette County Mason County Mecosta County
Menominee County Midland County Missaukee County
Monroe County Montcalm County Montmorency County
Muskegon County Newaygo County Oakland County
Oceana County Ogemaw County Ontonagon County
Osceola County Oscoda County Otsego County
Ottawa County Presque Isle County Roscommon County
Saginaw County St. Clair County St. Joseph County
Sanilac County Schoolcraft County Shiawassee County
Tuscola County Van Buren County Washtenaw County
Wayne County Wexford County

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