Alpena County Equalization

Equalization Director
Ted Somers

Alpena, MI 49707
Phone: (989)354-9560
FAX: (989)354-9647

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00am - 4:30pm

If you are looking for GIS assessment rolls, county maps, summer and/or winter taxes, please call 989-354-9560


2019 Alpena Assessor Contact Information

Alpena County Equalization Department Fee Schedule

Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption Form

Mathew Gast – Request for Nonconsideration of True Cash Value of Normal Repair, Replacement, and Maintenance Expenditures

(PRE) Principle Residence/Qualified Agricultural/Qualified Forest Forms

Property Transfers Personal Property

Address Change Request Form

2012 Reports
2012 Apportionment Report L-4402
2012 L-4029 Forms
2012 Millage Rate Summary Sheet
2013 Millage Rate Summary Sheet

2013 Reports
2013 Personal and Real Property Totals
2013 Analysis for equalized Valuation Totals
2013 Alpena County IFT Report
2013 Alpena County Equalization Report
2013 Report of Assessment Roll Changes and Classifications

2014 Reports
2014 Apportionment Report

2015 Reports
2015 Apportionment Report

2016 Reports
2016 Apportionment Report

2017 Reports
2017 Equalization Report
2017 Apportionment Report

2018 Reports
2018 Alpena Schools Totals
2018 Apportionment Report
2018 Equalization Report
2018 Hillman Schools Totals
2018 IFT Totals
2018 Millage Rates
2018 Personal Property Summary Report
2018 Personal Property Summary Report IC
2018 Top 30 Statistics

2019 Reports
2019 Alpena County Totals inc. DDA totals
2019 Alpena Schools Totals
2019 Equalization Report
2019 Hillman Schools Totals
2019 IFT Totals
L-4028 County
L-4028 IC
2019 Top 30 Statistics

The Equalization Department

The Equalization Department staff consists of three people. The Director oversees the whole operation and manages the staff. One appraiser is responsible for doing appraisals used in the equalization study. This includes everything from initial sales data research to the actual field inspection and interview of the property owner. The Deputy is responsible for examining all deeds for name changes or property splits. They also assist the director wherever he needs it. They also handle all the clerical work required in the office. This includes filing, typing of forms, computer data entry and phone calls. The whole staff shares in the task of handling phone inquiries and problem solving for property owners and real estate agencies.

The Equalization Department has other duties, aside from equalization, related to the assessment function. These include maintaining current names and addresses of property owners in Alpena County, performing property splits on the assessment roll as deeds come through, maintaining tax maps and printing tax bills, assessment rolls and assessment change notices for the eight townships in the county. Other duties are helping property owners and real estate sales people with questions concerning property lines and property values, and assisting the local township assessors with laws and procedures in the assessment function.

State law requires that each year the County Board of Commissioners shall meet in April to determine the equalized value of the County. The Equalization Department was formed to assist the County Board with this task. Each year random samples of appraisals are compared with the actual assessments of those properties. State law requires that all property be assessed at 50% of market value. If the equalization department's study shows a certain class of property to be assessed below 49% of market value or above 50% of market value, a factor will be applied to the assessments to bring the total value of the class to 50% of market value.



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