Records of Department of Treasury: Property Tax Division
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Series 1 of record group RG 72-76 consists of the rural property inventories from the State Department of Treasury, Property Tax Division, for the state of Michigan for the years ca. 1936-1942 as established by the State Tax Commission in cooperation with the Works Progress Administration. 8 1/2 x 10 1/4 inch data cards contain information describing the land; buildings; fences; crops; woodlands; means of communication; sources of heat and light; number of school districts; legal land descriptions; village or township location; name and address of person assessed; and amount of acreage within certain classifications. Sketches of houses and general land areas are included. Valuations placed by the Board of Review are occasionally included. Records are arranged alphabetically by name of township, then numerically by section number. Not complete for all counties included.
Series 2 of record group RG 72-76 consists of records of analysis of equalized valuations from the State Department of Treasury, Property Tax Division, for the state of Michigan for the years 1954-1957. The records offer a variety of information relating to the assessment and valuation of personal and real property in the state of Michigan, and are grouped into several categories: statistical analysis (STC 3); appraisal record card (STC 2); appraisal record card for commercial properties (STC 11); acreage (STC 13); real and personal property statement (no form number); and farm personal inventory (no form number). Records relate to cities and villages as well as rural areas. Records are arranged alphabetically by name of county and township, city, village or assessment district.