- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - State regulators have approved a plan to overhaul the Detroit department that sets property taxes following complaints of over-assessments.

The Detroit News reports (http://bit.ly/1no1squ ) the city will go through a $10 million, citywide reassessment of all 386,000 parcels by December 2016 as a part of a plan from the Michigan State Tax Commission. The city said last year it would make changes.

Commission Chairman Doug Roberts says it’s a “real plan” under a “reasonable timeline.”

The state launched an investigation about a year ago after a series in The Detroit News exposed over-assessments, tax delinquencies and mismanagement in the assessment division.

Chief Assessor Gary Evanko, who took over last year, says aerial photos will be taken next week in the first steps of a process to accurately value properties.

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Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/