Calhoun County Building,
315 W. Green Street, Marshall, MI 49068
Equalization Office Hours: Monday - Thursday,
7:00am - 5:00pm; closed Friday.
GIS Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Equalization Director Judy Nelson, MMAO
Email Director Nelson
In accordance with guidelines established by the State Tax Commission, the Equalization Department works with City and Township assessors to ensure proper equalized values for real and personal property throughout the county. The equalization process establishes the property tax base for Calhoun County and other taxing entities located within county boundaries. Other taxing entities relying on the property tax base for revenue within Calhoun county include 18 local school districts, 5 intermediate school districts, 2 community colleges, 2 district libraries, 4 Cities, 5 Villages, and 19 Townships. Property tax revenue is an important funding source for Calhoun County, with approximately 50 percent of the County’s general fund revenues generated by property taxes each year. The Equalization Department plays an important role in establishing a fair and equitable property tax base upon which Calhoun County and many other taxing entities rely heavily.
Click below to learn more about the Equalization Department:
The Mandated Process of Equalization
The Role of the County Equalization Department
Additional Responsibilities of the Equalization Department
Geographic Information Systems Portal
GIS Coordinator Brent Thelen Email Coordinator Thelen
A Geographic Information System is an organized collection of computer hardware, software, geographic data, and personnel designed to efficiently capture, store, update, manipulate, analyze, and display all forms of geographically referenced information. GIS uses computer software to link geographic information (where things are) with descriptive information (what things are). Unlike a flat paper map, where "what you see is what you get", GIS can present many layers of different information.
* Equalization Reports
* County Section Maps
* Document Fee Schedule
* Online Parcel Search
* Offsite Resources
* Reports Archive
* GIS Maps
* Purchase GIS Section Map with Property Line
* Purchase Aerial Photography Section Map with Lines