How do taxes in Ypsilanti compare with other cities?

Ypsilanti has the highest property taxes in the county, and the 7th highest in the state, placing it in the top 1.5%.

Currently, it is 67.63 mills for homeowners and over 85.63 mills for non-homestead and business properties, including rentals. That is $6,763 for personal homes and $8,563 in annual taxes per $100,000 of taxable value.

By comparison, Ann Arbor is at 47.83 mills for residential homes and 61.45 mills for businesses, nearly 30% lower than Ypsilanti’s. Consequently, Ann Arbor properties appreciate more and better retain equity.

Taxes have increased by 22% since 2007. That is $800 more per year, for a typical house with a taxable value of $75,000 (new purchase price of $150,000). This increase occurred DESPITE THE DEFEAT of similar tax increases sought by the City in 2007 and 2012.* This is an unsustainable trend that must be stopped.

 * Due to new regional taxes and automatic (no-vote) increases to cover public-employee health and pension costs.