The Assessor determines the value of all real and personal property in the City every year. The assessments may change based on factors such as an addition to a structure, damage by fire, etc.  Additionally, the Assessor's Office maintains property descriptions and maps for taxing purposes.  Property owners are responsible for reporting any changes that would affect values.  By state law, all property is required to be assessed at 50% of the true cash value as of December 31st.  Tax bills are determined by multiplying your taxable value (not assessed value) by the local millage rates and are affected by millage increases approved by the voters and the decisions of various taxing jurisdictions.

The Assessing Department is responsible for the valuing of all residential, commercial, industrial, and personal property in the City of Inkster 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


Residents can access their property information online.  Information about taxable value, property taxes owed, a map of the property, and a legal description of the property are some of the information available online.

View online assessment information.

Disclaimer:  The information contained herein reflects the information contained in the City's database as of its last update.  The City of Inkster does not make any representations as to the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of this information, and shall not be liable for any loss caused by reliance upon it. We advise that portions of it may be incorrect or not current.  Errors or omissions shall not affect actual taxes or special assessments that are due and payable.  Reliance upon any information obtained from this system is done at your own risk.


In the City of Inkster, 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.


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 by February 20 for the current year.

New for 2023

Public Act 150 of 2021 was signed by the Governor on December 23, 2021. The Act amends the Small Business Taxpayer Personal Property Tax Exemption (MCL 211.9o) to increase the combined true cash value limit for “eligible personal property” in a local unit from $80,000 to $180,000 beginning in 2023. The exemption is required to be claimed with the local unit (city or township where the property is located) by February 21, 2023 (postmark is acceptable) by submitting the completed Form 5076 Small Business Property Tax Exemption Claim Under MCL 211.9o. Late filed forms may be filed directly with the 2023 March Board of Review prior to the closure of the March Board.