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Assessor's Office

Assessor: Linda L. Schadler MAAO(3), MCPPE
(269) 471-2824
(269) 471-2826 fax

The Assessor is in the office during regular business hours of 8:30 am-5:00 pm Monday through Friday. The Assessor determines the valuations and holds the property record cards for Oronoko Charter Township and most properties located within the Village of Berrien Springs (west of the St Joseph River).

The Assessor has the responsibility to value all legally assessable property in a uniform, fair, and impartial manner in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan. All taxable property is assessed as of tax day, which is December 31. 

Property assessments are determined through sales studies analyzed over a two year time frame. For 2020 assessments we used all arms-length sales that occurred 4/1/2017 to 3/31/2019.

Assessment Notices are mailed to taxpayers each February. PLEASE READ YOUR ASSESSMENT NOTICE. This notice contains important information regarding the new values that have been determined for the current tax year. If you disagree with your valuations, contact the Assessor. A protest to the March Board of Review may be necessary to correct these valuations if errors have been found. Do not wait until you get your tax bill in July or December to protest the valuation because it will be too late.

Feel free to contact the Assessor if you need more information on:
Property record cards
Historical assessment data
Principal Residence Exemption
Property Transfers
Qualified Agricultural Exemption
Business Personal Property and EMPP
Land Division/Combinations
Veteran's Exemption/Hardship Exemption
Real property Exemptions

Please do not hesitate to contact the Assessor anytime you have questions, concerns, or if you just want more information.The Assessor is here to help you!