Understanding the Tax Cycle
This page will help you understand the property tax cycle and how your property taxes are computed. The graphic below lays out the process.
The top row details how taxing bodies like schools, cities and others levy taxes
The bottom row details how the taxes are computed and collected.
If you want to appeal the evaluation of your home, which helps to set the amount of taxes you pay, you want to contact your township assessor. The deadline for doing so is typically in October of each year and is after you receive a letter from the county assessor detailing your home’s assessed value.