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Assessing

City Assessor's Office

The Assessor's Office performs and maintains property assessments for the equitable distribution of the property tax burden under law. The office compiles special assessment rolls, administers the Board of Review, and maintains ownership records for the City of Galesburg for both real and personal property. The City Assessor's Office also maintains property descriptions and maps for taxing purposes and provides the City Treasurer with taxable value on all City properties, which are used to produce annual tax bills. 

Assessor: Tyler Malek
Office Hours:  Wednesdays   12:30pm - 4:30pm
Email:  tmalek@wcaassessing.com
Email:  assessor@galesburgcity.org
Mail: Office of the City Assessor
200 E Michigan Ave.  
Galesburg, MI  49053
Phone:  269-665-7000
24-hour drop box at Galesburg City Hall
Email to arrange a meeting. (For inquiries outside of office hours, you will be contacted within 7 business days)

Property records are available via the link below. 
(Other documentation and/or information is generally available upon request but may require a FOIA submission.)

LINK TO ONLINE PROPERTY DATABASE 

Annual Notice of Assessment

Each year, prior to the March Board of Review meetings, informational notices are mailed. The “Notice of Assessment, Taxable Valuation, and Property Classification” also includes State Equalized Value, the percent of exemption as a Principal Residence or Qualified Agricultural Property, and if there was or was not an Ownership Transfer.

This notice includes the dates and times of the local Board of Review and the process for appealing an assessment. A property owner who makes an appeal must provide documented evidence as to why the assessment is inaccurate or incorrect. Evidence may include an appraisal, a list of sales in your neighborhood that are similar to your home, or pictures of damage or deterioration that may exist, among other things.

Making a Property Appeal Appointment

Review the instructions included on your Notice of Assessment.  Review the instructions and resources provided on the Board of Review page.  Call the City of Galesburg office to make your tentative appointment.  Provide your Name, Address, Phone and Email.  You will be contacted by the assessor to review your issue and confirm the appointment time.