Board of Review

Regular Meetings

  • The Tuesday following the first Monday in March of each year
  • 211 Williams Street
    Room 106
    Royal Oak, MI 48067

Legal Notice of Meetings

The following is Legal Notice for the 2019 March Board of Review:

City of Royal Oak March Board of Review will meet at 211 Williams Street, Royal Oak, Michigan, Room 106 to review 2019 assessments.

An Organizational Meeting will be convened on March 5, 2019 from 9 to 9:30 a.m.

Appeal Sessions will follow on March 5, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m.

On March 11, 2019 from 9 a.m. to Noon and 6 to 9 p.m.
On March 12, 2019 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.

And whatever days necessary.

Appointment Required

Board of Review is by appointment only. Any person wishing to appear before the Board of Review must make an appointment before 4:30 p.m. on March 11, 2019 by contacting the Assessor’s Office at 248-246-3110. Non-resident property owners may appeal by mail received no later than March 11, 2019. An agent representing a taxpayer shall present written authorization to the Board of Review at the time of his/her appointment. A property owner or agent representing a taxpayer must provide articles of organization for a limited liability company to prove ownership.

March Board of Review

The Board of Review in the City of Royal Oak consists of six (6) residents appointed by the City Commission. The six are divided into two (2) boards that meet starting on the Tuesday following the first Monday in March of each year.


The Board’s purpose is to hear and decide assessment appeals, poverty exemptions, or property classification appeals.

Assessment Change Notices

Assessment Change Notices are mailed at least 14 days prior to the Board of Review meeting. The Notice is intended to provide the owner or person listed on the assessment roll of the property a notice of an increase in the tentative state equalized valuation or the tentative taxable value for the year.

2019 Equalization Factors

The tentative 2019 equalization factors for each class of property are as follows:
  • Residential: 1.0000
  • Commercial: 1.0000
  • Industrial: 1.0000
  • Personal: 1.0000
This information is compiled and provided by James M. Geiermann, City Assessor.