8870 North Long Lake Rd. Traverse City, MI 49685
Ph: 231-946-2249
Fax: 231-946-4573
Office Hours: Tuesday - Friday 8:00 am-5:30 pm.

Long Lake Township is staffed by one full-time assessor,
Angela W. Friske and one part-time assistant, Kim Clark.
The Assessing Department is responsible for identifying and valuing all taxable real and personal property within the township. Long Lake Township has approximately 5,000 parcels.

The Assessor determines values through an analysis of recently sold properties. By law, assessments must be set at 50% of the True Cash Value. There are three key value components to each property. These must be calculated every year.

1. State Equalized Value (SEV): Half of Market Value
2. Capped Value:(Last Year’s Taxable Value-Losses)xConsumer Price Index+Additions
3. Taxable Value (TV): The lesser of: SEV or Capped Value
Kim Clark - Assessor's Assistant

Poverty Exemption Taxpayer Fact Sheet

In addition, the Assessing Department is responsible for       
  • Maintaining property record cards for each parcel within the unit. These records include legal descriptions, land values, land improvements, building information, building values, exemption status, zoning information, etc.
  • Creating and maintaining an Assessment Roll annually.
  • Maintenance of all sales transactions on both vacant and improved properties; identifying and recording all new ownerships, processing related Property Transfer Affidavits, Homeowner’s Principal Residence Exemptions and Requests to Rescind.
  • Establishing land values and economic condition factors throughout the township annually.
  • Field inspections of all new construction projects and updating the property record cards accordingly.
  • Land Division requests and processing.
  • Periodic inspections of all real property parcels.
  • Defending appeals to the Michigan Tax Tribunal.
ASSESSMENT CHANGE NOTICES are mailed annually (mid-February). This is the taxpayer’s opportunity to review important information pertaining to his or her property. Please be sure to examine valuations, classifications, legal descriptions and exemption status.