How and why do taxes increase?

The subdivisions (schools, townships, villages, city, and the county) are the taxing authorities. Each year these taxing authorities calculate the operating funds they need. If their current funding is insufficient, they can request a levy to be placed on the ballot for a vote of people. This levy is called outside millage.

Therefore, your tax rate can be increased by a vote of majority of people to approve a levy or bond.

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1. What does the new construction program do?
2. Why check for new construction every year?
3. Will someone visit my property?
4. What if no one is home during the day?
5. How does the County find out about new structures?
6. What happens if I don't report a new structure?
7. What is an "appraisal"?
8. Will I have a chance to discuss my new appraisal?
9. Will this new building affect my taxes?
10. When would a change appear on my tax bill?
11. How and why do taxes increase?
12. If I have questions, who do I call?