Tax Bill Estimator & Millage Rates

Tax Bill Estimator

The State of Michigan Department of Treasury Millage Rate database and Property Tax Estimator allows individual and business taxpayers to estimate their current property taxes as well as compare their property taxes and millage rates with other local units throughout Michigan.

You will need the following information about your property:

  • Taxable Value or SEV (State Equalized Value)
  • County
  • City, Village or Township
  • School District

When a property (or interest in a property) is transferred, your taxable value the following year will be the same as the assessed value. The taxable value will then be 'capped' again in the second year following the transfer of ownership. Michigan law prohibits assessors from basing values on one sale price. We are required to value your property based on the methods used to value other properties in your area. The purchase price may or may not be the same as the Market Value. 

Millage Rates

What is a Millage Rate?

A millage rate is the tax rate used to calculate local property taxes. The millage rate represents the amount per every $1,000 of a property's taxable value. Assigned millage rates are multiplied by the total taxable value of the property in order to arrive at the property taxes.

                                                  2020 City of East Grand Rapids Tax Rates


Summer MillageWinter MillageTotal Millage
East GR PRE45.42263.243848.6664
East GR NON PRE63.42263.243866.6664
These tax rates are only an estimate provided for your convenience. The rates are subject to change depending on where we are in the tax season.

An easy formula to calculate taxes is shown below:

Taxable value x Millage Rate /1,000=Taxes

PRE (Homestead) 200,000 x 48.6664/1,000 = $9,733

Non-PRE (Non-Homestead) 200,000 x 66.6664/1,000= $13,333

*Reminder* According to Michigan Law, the year following a transfer of ownership, the taxable value becomes equal to the assessed value. Further information can be obtained on the Michigan Department of Treasury page.