Township Information

8425 Main Street
P.O. Box 152
Birch Run, MI 48415


Monday - Friday
Mornings: 9:00 am - 11:30am
Lunch Time: 11:30am - 12:00pm
Afternoons: 12:00pm - 5:00pm


Phone: (989) 624-9773
Fax: (989) 624-1177

Please call the Township office
for availablility at (989) 624-9773,
or email

Board of Review News

Tentative ratios and estimated factors as determined by

Saginaw County Department of Equalization are as follows:


                                            TENATIVE             TENATIVE

CLASS                                     RATIO              MULTIPLIER


Agricultural                                 46.68%             1.0711
Commercial                                 51.87%             0.9639

Industrial                                     49.67%             1.0066
Residential                                  48.30%            1.0352

Questions, comments and/or requests for reasonable auxiliary aides
or services for individuals with special needs should be made by
written notice seven (7) business days prior to the Board of Review,
to the Birch Run Township Assessor’s Office during regular business hours.


How do I appeal my property value?


The Birch Run Township Board of Review meets in March for a set number of hours and days, and it is during this period that you must appeal your property value. Members of the Board of Review are citizens appointed by the Township Board; and are not employees of the Township of Birch Run.


Notices of Assessment and Taxable Value are mailed to property owners in February of each year. Read your notice carefully and if you have questions be sure to contact the Assessor’s Office. Appearances before the Board are by appointment and the appropriate appeal forms will be provided to you upon request.


You will receive notification of the Board’s decision regarding your appeal a few weeks after the Board adjourns. This notification also provides you with information for further appeal to the Michigan Tax Tribunal (MTT) if you are not satisfied with the Board’s decision. You must file your appeal with the MTT by July 31st for residential and agricultural property or by May 31st for commercial real property, industrial real property and business personal property. 


Residential and agricultural properties are required to first protest before the local board of review in order to appeal to the Michigan Tax Tribunal.


When does the Board of Review Meet?
The Board of Review meets in March of each year to consider and hear Assessment and Taxable appeals, and poverty exemption appeals for the current year. Homestead exemption appeals are not handled in March. The specific meeting times are different each year, so please check back in February to find the meeting times for the current year.


Although the Board of Review also meets in July and December, it can only consider "clerical errors", "mutual mistake of fact", and poverty exemption appeals that were not presented at the March Board of Review meeting. Additionally, Homestead Property Exemptions are also decided at these meetings. The July meeting is always the Tuesday following the 3rd Monday and the December meeting is always the Tuesday following the 2nd Monday.


Board of Review Members

Member: Deland Pickelmann
Sonny Cherry
Ken Kern

Board of Review Minutes