Catherine Scull, Sylvan Township Assessor
Michigan Advanced Assessing Officer (3)
Michigan Certified Personal Property Examiner
18027 Old US 12
Chelsea, MI 48118
(734) 475-8890, ext 111
The assessor’s office maintains records for each parcel of property, which includes assessment history, lot size, building data, legal description, and ownership changes. For each parcel of property, the assessor’s office must annually provide 2 separate values (assessed value and taxable value).
During March assessment notices are mailed and the Board of Review is open to hear taxpayer concerns about property values and hear requests for a Hardship Exemption. Hardship Exemptions are available for homeowners of low income to apply for tax relief.
Once the values are finalized after the close of the March Board of Review, this detail is provided to the Treasurer’s office who then prepares the annual tax bills.
The Assessing Department is responsible for accurately identifying and determining the value of all taxable real and personal property located within Sylvan Township for the purpose of taxation. To accomplish this assignment, Assessors collect and maintain accurate ownership records; legal descriptions; land and building information; parcel and related maps; sales and other transfers of property; and principle residence status. Most of this information is readily accessible to the public online under the B.S.A. Sylvan does not publish its parcel maps online. We use those published by Washtenaw County.
The Assessing Department strives to provide timely, competent, and courteous service to all of our residents. Most of our interactions with the public involve some form of education on how the property tax system works. Regular office hours for the assessor are Monday - Thursday, 9 am to Noon (currently closed due to COVID). Assessing hours may vary outside our regular business schedule. Make an appointment via email with the Assessor for specific questions.