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Equalization : Process
Equalization Department
3283 122nd Ave.
Allegan, MI 49010
Phone: (269) 673-0230
Fax: (269) 673-0312

HOURS: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday - Friday
(Closed 12-1pm)

​​Equalization Process


The Equalization Department's function is to measure and determine if the average level of assessment in each of the seven property classifications (Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Developmental, Timber Cutover and Personal property) is at the constitutionally required level of 50 percent by conducting appraisal and sales studies of these property classifications. The department will analyze an estimated 4000 sales and conduct an average of 1550 physical inspections while performing these studies. At the completion of this work, if the level of assessment differs from 50 percent of true cash value, an adjustment factor is calculated to correct the assessment level.
Property Type Classifications Average No. of Inspections for Study Sales
Verification/Inspections of Vacant & Improved
Agricultural 545 36
Commercial 387 85
Industrial 295 8
Developmental 62 3
Building Sites N/A 100
Economic Condition Factor Development N/A 31
Total Inspections 1289 263