Assessor Overview

The Assessing Department staff annually revalues over 7,000 residential and 1,000 commercial and industrial properties, and calculates over 1,400 personal property accounts. In the average year, we collect and analyze information on over 750 sale transactions, and assess 300 to 350 new residential, commercial, and industrial construction projects. Together, the staff handles thousands of telephone inquiries and personal visits to the office each year.  You can contact us at (616) 791-6862.

The Assessing Department maintains records of current ownership, assessed and taxable values, housing characteristics and market data, and this information is available to the public through our office.

The City of Walker is the sixth largest by total SEV (State Equalized Value) in Kent County.  The Cities of Grand Rapids, Wyoming, and Kentwood are valued higher, as well as the Townships of Cascade and Plainfield.  For the year 2016, Walker’s total SEV is 1,134,779,300 and is broken down as follows:

  • 567,005,500 SEV is Residential (49.47%)

  • 244,601,100 SEV is Commercial (21.55%)

  • 189,899,600 SEV is Industrial (16.74%)

  • 133,273,100 SEV is Personal (11.74%)