> It just occurred to me to look at this issue differently.
> I have read that one reason municipalities demand building permits is
> that they can up the value of a property based on the improvements and
> then collect more property tax.
> Are there cases where people have been granted a permit for a tower on a
> residential property and had the value raised as a result?
> (Neither of these applies here: (a) Michigan property values can be
> raised by more than the CPI only when the property changes hands; (b) in
> this municipality -- and many surrounding ones -- permits are not
> required for towers and antennas used by FCC-licensed amateurs.)
Here in the Midland (MI) area it varies by township. In Homer township where
I live a building permit is required only if the tower will be taller than
80 feet. They will accept the engineering specs in the ROHN catalog.
The county board told me they do not consider non-commercial towers in
As to property values and the CPI in Michigan, I think I'd talk to tax
attorney as my take is that applies to your property "as is". I think making
improvements such as finishing the basement, adding a room, or remodeling
*will* raise the property value.
Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
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