Roger McCarty, MMAO
2865 Thornhills Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-7192
Phone Number: (616) 949-6176
Fax Number: (616) 949-3918
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Roger McCarty, Assessor
The Assessing Department is responsible for the inventory of all
property within Cascade Township and the valuation of all of its
taxable property. We maintain records of current ownership, assessed
and taxable values, property characteristics and market data. This
office follows the requirements of the General Property Tax Law of the
State of Michigan.
Assessors must be certified by the State Tax Commission (STC) in
Lansing. The STC certifies individuals at Master (MMAO), Advanced
(MAAO) or Certified (MCAO) based on
education, experience and examination. MMAO is the highest rating.
Municipalities are required to have an assessor whose certification is
at least equivalent to the SAB’s standard based on total valuation and
complexity of the unit of government.
Cascade Township ranks fourth in Kent County by total State
Equalized Value (SEV). The cities of Grand Rapids, Wyoming and
Kentwood are valued higher.
Cascade’s Assessing Department employs a Master level Assessor. Our
Senior Appraiser has an Advanced certification. Our
Residential Appraiser has a Certified certification.
Did You Know?
Annual changes of assessment are based on sales in the
neighborhood. We have at least 75 sales neighborhoods in Cascade.
Your neighborhood rarely consists of just the homes on your street.
Your taxable value can never exceed your assessed value.
Principal Residence Exemptions that are in effect January 1 each year stay
in effect for the calendar year.
The June 1 filing deadline for Principal Residence Exemptions applies to
new applications only. You do not need to reapply each year.
The assessor is not permitted by State Law to set your new
assessment at one half of your purchase price.
It is your responsibility as a taxpayer to review your property
record card periodically to be sure you agree with all the
information that is currently of record.
The assessing staff is available Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am
to 5:00 pm. Feel free to come in or call (616) 949-6176 if you have
any questions on your property. The assessing system is quite
complex, and we are always willing to help our taxpayers understand
how the system works.