Assessing & Deeds
The Oakland County Department of Equalization provides assessing services for the City of Berkley and is responsible for appraising all real and personal property in the City.
Ever wondered how your property taxes are calculated? For more information check the Oakland County Web site or download Oakland County's Guide to Property Taxes, by clicking here.
Property Assessment Notices
Notices are mailed each February to all Berkley taxpayers. Be sure to read your notice carefully. The information on this notice determines how much you will pay in property taxes for the current year.
If you disagree with the information on this notice you have an opportunity to appeal your assessment to the Board of Review which meets every March. The Board also meets every July and December to correct any clerical errors on the assessment roll.
Complete tax and assessing information can be looked up in person for no charge or is available on Oakland County’s web site for a fee.
Do You Have Questions About Your Property Assessment?
Our assessing representative from Oakland County will spend the second Tuesday of each month at Berkley City Hall. The assessor will be available to meet with residents in person (by appointment) or to take your call.
Call 248.658.3316 to make an appointment or leave a call back number.
Board of Review
Frequently Asked Questions About the Board of Review
The purpose of a Board of Review meeting is to act on changes in state equalized value and taxable value which were the result of:
- Value appeals - March only
- Clerical errors - July and December
- Poverty appeals - March, July and December
- Michigan Tax Tribunal decisions - March, July or December
To obtain a Poverty Exemption you must first complete and return personal financial data forms. These forms are available from the City of Berkley Treasurer's office.
2015 Assessment and Sales Information
In an effort to avoid probate for their estate - residents may add a name to their deed. Some residents who have added names to their deeds have seen an increase in their property taxes. This is due to changes in how these deeds are processesd by the Oakland County Clerk's Office.
If you have added a name to your deed and your summer taxes have dramatically increased, please email or call us at 248.658.3310.