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Property Assessment

The Blue Lake Township Assessor is the person who assesses all property in the township to make sure that it is valued at 50% of the current market value. This value is then used for property tax calculations for each property. 

The assessor must follow State Of Michigan rules and guidelines when doing his assessments. In February the Assessor mails out an assessment statement to property owners indicating the amount of State Equalized Value and Taxable Value placed on the property for the tax year. If the property owner disagrees with the assessment it can be appealed and reviewed by the Board of Review at its March meetings. 

In Blue Lake Township the Assessor is also the Land Division Agent and responsible for receiving, reviewing and approving all Land Split applications. 

The current Assessor of Blue Lake Township is:

Tom Sheneman
(231) 499-5039

Office Hours:
2nd and 4th Friday 9:00 am – 11:00 am or other times by appointment. 

You will find for your convenience an e-mail address for the Michigan Department of Treasury and Kalkaska County. You can access Board of Review, PRE (homestead) forms as well as other tax forms and contact numbers in assessment administration at the Department of Treasury web site as well.  Should you require a copy of your plat or a map showing your parcel it can be obtained on the Kalkaska County web site. Assessments and taxable value information are also available at the County as well.  

Michigan Department of Treasury Property Tax Link: PRE, Board of Review and other property tax forms:  https://www.michigan.gov/taxes/property

Kalkaska County Link to the Equalization Department: Assessment Information, Maps and Address Changes can be obtained at  https://www.kalkaskacounty.net/equalization/index.php