The Assessing Department maintains the records on all real property (land and buildings). If you have any questions regarding your assessment, the City Assessor will be glad to help. South Lyon's City Assessor is Oakland County. You can reach the Assessing Department at (248) 437-1735 or visit the website for Oakland County Public Records.
Do I qualify for a Principal Residence Exemption?
Homeowners who own and occupy a homestead as their principal residence may be exempt from a portion of the school operating tax. In order to claim this exemption, the homeowner must file a Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit with the City Clerk's office at 335 S. Warren, South Lyon, Michigan 48178 by June 1st. Adjustments will be made by the assessor on the next property tax bill. Homeowners may claim only one homestead in Michigan. Download Homeowner's Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit (PDF) from the State of Michigan.
Can I make a Request to Rescind?
When do I need to file a Property Transfer Affidavit?
This form must be filed whenever real estate or some types of personal property are transferred, even if you do not record a deed. It must be filed by the new owner with the City or the County within 45 days of the transfer. If it is not filed within 45 days, a penalty may apply. Download Property Transfer Affidavit (PDF) from the State of Michigan.
How do I pay my taxes online?
How can I challenge the assessment of taxable value on my property?
Due to the passage of Proposal A, your taxable value can only increase 5% or the CPI (consumer price index), whichever is lower. The taxable value can also increase when new construction is added. This includes decks, garages, additions, etc.Assessments will change according to the effect of the market conditions. Should you need information regarding assessments, field sheets or tax matters please call the City at (248) 437-1735.
For more information, visit the Oakland County Equalization Division website.