City Assessor

Carrie Soto, Contract Assessor

Office Hours:  Mondays 10:00am-2:00pm


Phone: (989) 224-8944 Ext. 222
Fax: (989) 224-2204

Physical Address:  100 East State Street, Suite 1100, St. Johns, MI  48879

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 477, St. Johns, MI  48879

The Assessor values all real and personal property subject to taxation under the Michigan General Property Tax Act. The Assessor is required under Michigan law to discover, list and value all property within the City and to assess the property at 50% of its current market value. The Assessor does not make the laws which affect property owners. The tax laws are made by the Michigan Legislature. Tax rates are determined by the individual local taxing authorities (City, County, State, Schools).

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Local Development Finance Authority

The Local Development Financing Act, Public Act 281 of 1986, as amended, allows a city, village, or urban township to utilize tax increment financing to fund public infrastructure improvements. This tool is designed to promote economic growth and job creation. Communities across Michigan have utilized LDFA districts to extend sewer and water lines, to construct roads, and to service manufacturing, agricultural processing, and high technology operations.

The financing mechanism allows for the capture of the incremental growth of local property taxes over a period of time to fund public infrastructure improvements. By leveraging future tax increments, the LDFA is able to finance these public improvements, which can lead to new development opportunities within the community.

Staff contact for the LDFA: Jon Stoppels, City Manager, (989) 224-8944 ext. 220, 

Any other information required by MCL 125.4910(1) can be obtained at St. Johns City Offices, 100 E. State Street, Suite #1100, St. Johns, Michigan 48879.

Resolution Creating LDFA

TIF & Development Plan



Informational Meeting Minutes: