200 Division St, Suite 180
Petoskey, MI 49770-2486
(231) 348-1708

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Department Fax: (231) 348-1768
Department Email: [email protected]


RAVYN SCHNEIDER – Michigan Advanced Assessing Officer
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (231)-348-1733

Equalization/GIS Staff

MATT FARNSWORTH – House Numbering Administrator, GIS Data Specialist
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (231) 348-0667

JACQUE BESTER – Equalization/GIS Clerk
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (231) 348-1708

TIM LOCKER – GIS Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (231) 348-0631

KANEN GRAY – Property Appraiser
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (231) 348-1710

Mapping Services from Emmet County

Emmet County is pleased to provide INTERACTIVE MAPPING. These maps assist all users in quickly viewing GIS information. All maps are labeled by map type and provide the ability to zoom in and out for detailed information. For any questions or concerns regarding these maps, please contact our GIS Coordinator at (231) 348-0631.

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Free public use of the Property Search System is available.

About the Equalization Department

The Equalization Department assists the County Board of Commissioners in equalizing real and personal property on a County-wide basis. To comply with State directives, the Department conducts annual sales and appraisal studies for all classes of real property. Audits and record verification’s are conducted for personal property. These studies are used to equalize assessed values for each class of real and personal property in the eighteen local units of government within Emmet County. The Department also furnishes assistance to the local assessing officers in the performance of their duties. Some of those duties include the development and maintenance of accurate property descriptions; the discovery, listing and valuation of properties for tax purposes; and the development and use of valuation standards and techniques for the assessment of property.

The Geographic Information System (GIS) was established in 1996. Prior to the establishment of our GIS Department, the County-wide tax mapping was handled by the Equalization Department. In 1987, Emmet County went to a permanent parcel numbering system. Since that time, the GIS Department is charged with the responsibility of assigning permanent parcel numbers, maintaining property descriptions and updating all mapping layers for the 27,000 parcels of real property in Emmet County. The Department assists local assessing officers and taxpayers in the development and maintenance of property descriptions.


While the maps and information contained on this site are updated regularly, this information should be used for general planning purposes only.  This website is provided as a service to the general public and is to be used solely as a reference tool for general information about real property within Emmet County.  Use and rely upon this information at your own risk; Emmet County makes absolutely no warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or usefulness of the information contained herein for any purpose whatsoever.  Legal descriptions, boundary lines, and other information contained on this site may be incomplete or inaccurate and are best obtained from a licensed, professional surveyor.  Similarly, boundary lines have a margin of error, cannot be relied upon as a legal representation of boundary lines between properties, and cannot and should not be used in place of a professional survey.  Use of the information contained in this website does not confer any type of contractual right, express or implied, and indicates your willingness and consent to disclaim all liability against Emmet Councty, along with its Board members, officers, employees, volunteers, agents, contractors, successors, and assigns for any and all claims, actions, damages, or judgments of any kind whatsoever arising out of the use, misuse, or dissemination of the information contained herein.

Emmet County, Michigan
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