Public Act 660

Public Act 660 of 2018, Property Assessing Reform
Published Policy
Public Act 660 of 2018, was approved by Governor Snyder on December 28, 2018, and amended the General Property Tax Act to provide a statutory framework to ensure proper assessing in order to guarantee the highest quality assessments for taxpayers, as well as local units. The Property Assessing Reform Act defines the requirements for substantial compliance with the General Property Tax Act, provides timelines for audits and follow-up audits, and details a process for bringing a local unit into compliance if they remain non-compliant after a follow-up review.
PA 660 contains several requirements in statute (MCL 211.10g (1)) that local units and assessors must follow. Local units are required to ensure that all requirements are being met beginning in the 2022 tax year. Subject to State Tax Commission guidelines, the local unit is required to publish a policy under which its Assessor's office is accessible to taxpayers.
The City of Lincoln Park Assessor’s Office published policy is as follows:
  • Assessor of Record: Robert Brazeau, MAAO
  • Telephone Number:  313-386-1800 ext. 1239
  • Electronic Mail Address:
The City of Lincoln Park Assessor’s Office estimates a response time for taxpayer inquiries submitted under subparagraph (i), not to exceed seven (7) business days from the date of inquiry.

A taxpayer may visit Lincoln Park City Hall during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 am and 4.00 pm except for published holidays, to meet with an official or employee of the Assessor’s Office for purposes of discussing an inquiry in person. Meetings may also be scheduled in advance by calling the Assessor’s Office at (313) 386-1800 x1239

Records maintained by the Assessor’s Office will be provided to the taxpayer by visiting Lincoln Park City Hall during normal business hours, Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, except for published holidays, by mail, or by electronic mail, as determined and agreed upon between the taxpayer and an employee of the Assessor’s Office.

Taxpayers may have their assessment reviewed by the City Assessor’s Office at any time to informally hear and resolve disputes brought by taxpayers before the March meeting of the Board of Review. The assessment process is an annual process and information is gathered and assembled throughout the year to make changes for the following year. The Assessor has no authority to change an assessment for the current year. Any changes after tax-day (December 31st of the prior year) must be made by the Board of Review before their last scheduled meeting in March.