Notice: The February, 2024 meeting of the City Council will be held on Monday, February 5th at 6 p.m. rather than on February 12th.

City Assessor

The city assessor's office is charged with the appraisal of all real property and personal property for property tax purposes. The city assessor's office conducts the March Board of Review for the purpose of allowing the taxpayers of Standish to protest the coming year's proposed assessments. The city assessor's office operates under the provisions of the General Property Tax Act of 1896, as amended along with any applicable local charter provisions. The city assessor's office is also responsible for land splits and combinations, property transfer affidavits and homestead exemption affidavits, and name and mailing address change.

399 E. Beaver St.
Standish, MI 48658
Phone: (989) 846-9588
Fax: (989) 846-6287


House Bill 5351 was approved by the Governor on December 23, 2021. The Bill amends MCL 211.9o to increase the combined true cash value limit for personal property in a local unit from $80,000 to $180,000.

IMPORTANT: The changes do not take effect until the 2023 tax year (December 31, 2022). Assessors should continue to apply the $80,000 true cash value limit in 2022.

Updated guidance and Form 5076 will be published later in 2022, in advance of use for the 2023 tax year.

2024 Board of Review Dates and Times

  • Wednesday, March 6th, 2024, 10:00 am (Organizational Meeting)

  • Meetings open for appeals and exemption applications:
    • Wednesday, March 13th, 2024, 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    • Thursday, March 14th, 2024, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Wednesday, July 17th, 2024, 10:00 am
  • Wednesday, Dec 11th, 2024, 10:00 am

Board of Review meeting will be held at Standish City Hall located at 399 E Beaver St. Standish 48858


Pay Property Taxes



Principal Residence Exemption
Request to Rescind Principal Residence Exemption
Conditional Rescission of Principal Residence Exemption
Claim for Farmland Exemption from Some School Operating Taxes
Request to Rescind Qualified Agricultural Property Exemption
Form 4988 Poverty Exemption Affidavit
Petition to Board of Review
State Tax Commission Affidavit for Disabled Veterans Exemption
Form 5739 Affirmation of Ownership and Occupancy
Form 5737 Application for MCL 211.7u Poverty Exemption
Bulletin 3 of 2021 - Poverty Exemption
Poverty Exemption Taxpayer Fact Sheet 2021.pdf
2022 City of Standish Poverty Resolution

City of Standish Municipal Building
399 E. Beaver St. • P.O. Box 726
Standish, MI 48658

Phone: (989) 846-9588  •  Fax: (989) 846-6287  •  Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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