The property tax rate in Michigan is referred to as a millage, and it's figured in mills. One mill is equal to 1/1,000 of a dollar. Or, more simply, for every $1,000 in taxable value, a property owner will pay $1 in property tax.
Figuring Your Taxes
Property owners can calculate their tax bill by multiplying their taxable value by the millage rate.
For example, if the city's millage rate is 10 mills, property taxes on a home with a taxable value of $50,000 would be $500. The mathematical equation below illustrates how this is figured: (10/1,000) x $50,000 = $500