Property Information

 

The taxable value of your property is determined through Michigan’s process of assessment and equalization to ensure that properties are uniformly assessed according to their value in the current real estate market.

Questions related to property assessments in the City of Harbor Springs can be addressed to the Assessor, C. Jeffrey Grimm, via e-mail at assessor@cityofharborsprings.com

Parcel records can be found at https://is.bsasoftware.com/BSA.IS/default.aspx.

 

To promote orderly development of both residential and commercial property, and to protect property owners, the use of property in Harbor Springs is guided and regulated through the City's Zoning Code. Each zoning district has specific options and limitations to encourage the logical and orderly use of land for similar and compatible buildings and uses. See Zoning Codes

Questions related to the City's Zoning Code and enforcement can be addressed to the Planning & Zoning Administrator, C. Jeffrey Grimm, via e-mail at assessor@cityofharborsprings.com

 

Click here to access Zoning Districts Maps and additional forms and information

 

Property Tax

Property Taxes are billed to the Residents twice a year.  The property taxes billed are for all of the "Taxing Agencies" that are authorized by state law to levy a property tax, such as the School District, Intermediate School District, Community College, Emmet County, Lakeview Cemetery and the City of Harbor Springs.  Some of the "Taxing Agencies" levy their taxes in the summer, some in the winter, and some in both.  Questions about your tax bill may be directed to the City Treasurer, Nick Whitaker or Deputy Treasurer, Janet Hendricks at (231) 526-2104 or by email cityclerk@cityofharborsprings.com.

A summer property tax bill is issued on the last business day of June, and is technically due July 1st of every year.  However, according to the City's Charter, they don't have to be paid until August 10th of each year.  If the summer tax bill is not paid timely, a penalty of 3% is assessed and an additional interest amount of 0.5% per month is assessed. 

A winter property tax bill is issued on the last business day of November of each year.  The winter property tax bill is due the following February 14th.  If the property taxes levied are not paid by February 28th, they are returned to the Emmet County Treasurer.  If the winter tax bill is paid after February 14th, but prior to March 1st, a 3% penalty is assessed.  Once the delinquent property tax bill is returned to Emmet County Treasurer, the past due amount is subject to the Emmet County penalties and interest, and are payable to the Emmet County Treasurer.

Tax information is available for all but the current year at http://www.emmetcounty.org/propertysearch/.

Current Property Tax Rates

2015 Property Tax Rate