Understand how property taxes work in Michigan: If you live in a CITY, you pay taxes to the city, schools (state), miscellaneous local entities, and county. If you live in a TOWNSHIP, you pay taxes to the township, schools (state), miscellaneous local entities, and county. If you live in a VILLAGE, you are still considered part of the township, so you pay taxes to the village, township, schools (state), miscellaneous local entities, and county. Villages and cities can levy up to approximately 20 mills (for different areas), regular townships can levy something like 1 mill for operating and people can vote on millages for other things (like additional taxes for public safety, etc.), and I think charter townships can levy up to 5 mills. School taxes are paid to the state and are flat, except for debt for building (I think cappped at 8.5 mills) and stuff like intermediate school districts. If a residence is not your main residence or a property is commercial, there is an additional school tax (I think 12 mills, not sure) that is added. If you have a Homestead Exemption (you live there), you do not have to pay that tax.
For the "Dexter area" you have to figure where you live. The Village of Dexter is primarily in Scio Township. A portion of the Village is in Webster Township. Dexter Township and Lima Township are completely separate from Dexter Village. Here's a quick breakdown of the taxes in each municipality, if you are in the Dexter School District, from the 2009 report:
Dexter Village, Scio Township - 30.9665 + 13.5562 = 44.5227
Dexter Village, Webster Township - 46.6864
Scio Township - 30.9665
Webster Township - 33.1302
Dexter Township - 33.3005
Lima Township - 30.3396
You can get the apportionment report from Washtenaw County that shows all the taxes in all municipalities in Washtenaw here: http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/equalizatio Summary of total taxes starts on page 18 of 20 in the report.
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This is for a home with SEV = $100,000.
General Information for 2009 Village
Taxable Value: $100,000 State Equalized Value: $100,000
Property Class: 401
Base Tax: $1,355.62
Tax Bill Breakdown for 2009 Village
Taxing Authority Millage Rate
OPERATING 9.815100 $981.51
STREETS 2.978600 $297.86
GO BOND 0.762500 $76.25
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