The Assessing Department is responsible for the valuing of all residential, commercial, industrial, and personal property in the City of Livonia and answers inquiries from current residents, prospective home-buyers, and all members of the property purchasing process.
Inquiries with the Assessor's office include:
- Legal Descriptions and Lot Sizes
- Lot Splits and Combinations
- Ownership of Property
- Personal Property
- Property Tax Estimates
- Qualifications for Filing of State Exemptions
- Disabled Veterans Exemptions
The City of Livonia has an ongoing review program of residential and commercial properties in the City to verify the accuracy of data on our record cards by reviewing the exterior of each property. The canvasser doing the review will visit each property and, if possible, speak with the property owner. He/she will have photo identification and a city logo shirt.
Answers to these types of inquiries and more can be found in the FAQ section of this page.
In the City of Livonia, the Assessor’s department would like to remind you of the deadline for filing a Principal Residence Exemption (P.R.E/Homestead) Affidavit. A valid affidavit filed on or before June 1 allows an owner to receive a PRE on the current year summer and winter tax levy and subsequent tax levies so long as it remains the owner’s principal residence. A valid affidavit filed after June 1 and on or before November 1 allows an owner to receive a PRE on the current winter tax levy and subsequent tax levies so long as it remains the owner’s principal residence.
Small Business Owners
In the State of Michigan, small business owners with a Personal Property True Cash Value of $80,000 or less are encouraged to file the L-5076 Small Business Property Tax Exemption.