Recent News

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 11:21am

 Despite a plea from one resident, who said it would make his financial life more worrisome, city council June 14 approved a resolution to raise the primary property tax levy from $0.2252 per $100 of assessed valuation to $0.4974 per $100 of assessed valuation for 2013-2014. The secondary property tax rate will increase from $1.6753 per $100 of assessed valuation to $1.7915 per $100 of assessed valuation. Read More

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 11:22am

Upshur County commissioners on Friday rejected the appraisal district’s proposed budget, which included pay raises for employees. Read More

Friday, June 14, 2013 - 7:12am

The increasing volatility of the stock market combined with historically low interest rates has caused many investors to seek alternative avenues that can provide a decent rate of return. One investment niche that is often overlooked is property tax liens. Read More

Friday, June 14, 2013 - 7:12am

The Michigan Senate voted today to pass Senate Bill 114, legislation sponsored by Senator Vincent Gregory (D–Southfield) that would eliminate a loophole that allows building owners to use occupancy rates to avoid paying property taxes. Read More

Friday, June 14, 2013 - 7:14am

Commissioners this week greenlighted County Assessor Janell Enlow’s request to hire outside expertise, to begin a Phase 1 physical assessment of oil and gas transfer facilities in the county and approximately 1/3 of all the commercial enterprises. Read More