Board of Review
The Board of Review meets in March to hear appeals regarding property tax assessments. The Board makes a determination regarding the property tax assessments brought before it and provides further instruction for the appeal process. In addition, the Board meets in July and December to correct clerical errors or mutual mistakes of fact, or other specific errors relative to the assessment of property. The July and December meetings are also held to consider poverty exemptions, the denial of certain personal property exemptions, veteran’s exemptions, homeowner’s principal residence exemptions, qualified agricultural property exemptions and qualified forest property exemptions. The authority of the Board of Review does not extend to standard valuation appeals for the July and December meetings.
The Board of Review is an appointed three-member board Members are Lakefield Township residents who are objective, are registered voters, and have a knowledge of the local real estate market or are willing to learn.