Assessment Appeals

Property Assessment Hearings

The Wayne County Commissioners act also as the County Board of Assessment Appeals. The three members Board sit as a Board for the purpose of hearing property assessment appeals and occupation assessment appeals.

The annual appeal filing deadline is on or before the first day of September. Municipalities and school districts may also file formal appeals on properties they believe are incorrectly assessed. The Board, acting as a Quasi-Judicial Board, hears appeals and renders a decision on the market value of the property being appealed. 

The Board develops rules and regulations for appeal procedures and Assessment Office operations in general. The Board approves or denies requests for property tax exemptions. Appeal forms may be obtained in the Assessment Office.