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.
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 Township Assessor, Jennifer Genter, Michigan Master Assessing Officer (MMAO), a Deputy Assessor, Holly Benedict, Michigan Advanced Assessing Officer (MAAO), a Residential Appraiser, Shawn Holzhei, Michigan Certified Assessing Officer (MCAO), and an Assessing Technician, Chelsey Seif, Michigan Certified Assessing Technician (MCAT).
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. Click here to look up your record.