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As the City Assessor of the City of Grayling, I would like to welcome you to our web site and offer you the opportunity to browse these pages for information describing some of the functions of the Assessment Department.
The Assessor's Office is responsible for identifying and valuing all taxable property within the City of Grayling. Each year, we produce the assessment rolls and the property tax rolls in accordance with Michigan's General Property Tax Law.
The Assessing Office's primary purpose is to establish the Assessed Value for all real and personal property in Grayling not expressly exempted by law. The Assessed Value of a property is required to be 50 percent, or half, of the true cash value of that property.
All real and personal property is required by law to be assessed as of "tax day" which is the Dec. 31 of the prior year. For example, if a new house is 50 percent complete on Dec. 31 that property should be assessed for the land and half of the house's value in the next year.
The Assessed Value of property is called the State Equalized Value, or SEV, after the assessment rolls are confirmed by the Crawford County Equalization Department and the State Tax Commission.
The Office of Assessing can provide more detailed assessment or appraisal information. It does not provide tax billing information. This information can be obtained from the Treasurer's Office at (989) 348-2131.
Statewide Search for Subdivision Plats
This system provides access to digital images, with print capability, of the plats and related documents of land subdivisions in the State of Michigan's plat files. The State of Michigan began maintaining a file of all plats in the state in 1873. A copy of all plats prepared after that date were filed with the State. Beginning in 1909 and completed in 1911, a copy of all plats on file with the 83 county Register of Deeds and recorded prior to 1873 were duplicated and the duplicate copies incorporated into the State's files. This system includes all plats in the State of Michigan beginning with the plats created under the 1821 territorial act for recording town plats.
The related documents include court orders, municipal resolutions, municipal ordinances, surveyor's affidavits, and county road commission's resolutions. Generally these documents alter a plat on file in some way.
Currently, there are over 66,000 plats on file and images for over 99% of those plats are available here. Related documents with available digital imagery are automatically accessed with the plat as additional page(s). Not all related documents are available in digital form. Additional related documents might exist that affect a plat and may be available at the county Register of Deeds.