The Assessing Division of the Finance Department is
responsible for the preparation of the regular and special
assessment rolls, maintenance of real and personal property
record files, revisions of assessment rolls, maintenance of
the certification levels required by law, and the
preparation of reports and administrative assistance dealing
with property, taxation and any other matters as required by
The Assessing staff is responsible for the oversight and
administration of the City's Property Assessing System,
including any necessary interfacing with the State Tax
Commission, Michigan Tax Tribunal, Livingston County
Equalization Department and City of Brighton Board of
Review. This includes the planning, and participating in the
appraisal of real and personal property and the compilation
of the City's assessment rolls; and at minimum includes the
a. Maintaining current records of real and personal
property within the
City. Preparing land division splits and parcel
b. Monitoring real estate transactions and building
construction costs to
determine property values.
c. Preparing appraisals of new or remodeled commercial,
residential buildings; inspecting buildings; evaluating
blueprints and specifications; preparing diagrams and
Computing property values for tax assessment purposes and
related entries in the assessing records.
d. Scheduling/conducting periodic field inspections of
all classes of
property to locate unrecorded alterations and when necessary
reappraising the property.
e. Conducting the annual appraisal of personal property
and auditing of accounting records of commercial and
f. Meeting with property owners regarding assessment and
determinations. Answering complaints and explaining appeal
g. Representing the City before the City's Board of
Review, the State Tax
Commission and the Michigan Tax Tribunal. Working with the
Attorney in the City's defense.
h. Compiling annual Ad Valorem, IFT, DDA, LDFA, and
Rolls for Real and Personal Property by applying prescribed
rates to current property valuations.
i. Coordinating City appraisal and assessment activities
with those of
County and State authorities.
j. Preparation of Industrial Facility Tax (IFT) Abatement
k. Advising and assisting the City on matters relating to
Subdivision maps are now available on line through the
State of Michigan Website. Enter subdivision name - Livingston
for the county and click submit. For advanced search the City
of Brighton is in Livingston County Town 2N Range 6E.
The website link is http://www.cis.state.mi.us/platmaps/sr_subs.asp
Assessing is a division of the Finance Department. To
go to the Finance Department
Tax, Assessing & Utility Billing Lookup
To access your account and or pay for Utility Billing
follow the link below.