Do I have to let the Assessor in my home or on my property?
No, you do not. However, if you choose not to let the Assessor inspect your property, they will be forced to estimate as to the quality and number of improvements on your property. Further, if you disagree with the assessment established and attempt to appeal to the Board of Review or Michigan Tax Tribunal, you will face possible denial of your claim because you didn't let the Assessor make the inspection.
On a related note, while you can deny access to your property and home, the Assessor does have the right to attempt to assess your property from the public right of way or an adjoining property. This includes taking pictures of your property.

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1. I am a first time property owner. What important information do I need to know.
2. What is the difference between Assessed and Taxable and Capped Value?
3. How is the inflationary (CPI) increase calculated?
4. I keep hearing the phrase "Arms-Length Transaction". What does that mean?
5. I just bought a new house, will the Assessed Value be half of what I paid for it?
6. What is a Principal Residence Exemption?
7. How do forclosure / short sales affect the value of my home?
8. Do I have to let the Assessor in my home or on my property?