Houghton County Office Directory

Houghton County Equalization Department
Houghton County Courthouse, 4th Floor
401 E. Houghton Avenue
Houghton, Michigan 49931


Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM. - 4:30 PM.
Closed Legal Holidays


John Partanen - Director
Cheryl M. Patrick - Deputy Director
LuAnn Hayrynen - Property Appraiser
April Lallande - Senior Accounts Processor
The Houghton County Equalization Department advises and assists the Board of Commissioners in equalizing property tax assessments for the entire County. The Equalization Department conducts annual sales and appraisal studies while conforming with state policies. The studies are used to equalize assessed values for each class of property in each of the local units of government in Houghton County. The department also assists local assessors and treasurers with information concerning assessments and tax rolls.

The Houghton County equalization department has tax rolls and tax maps for each unit of government within the County for use. Fees are charged for copies and research projects.