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R 205.1320 Commencement of proceedings
(1) Subject to the provisions of R 205.1312
, a proceeding before the small claims division may be commenced by mailing or delivering a letter to the tribunal within the time period prescribed by statute. See also R 205.1205
. The letter shall provide the name and mailing address of the petitioner and respondent. In property tax appeals, the letter shall include the township or city in which the property is located. If available, a copy of the notice or action taken by the local board of review or, in the case of an appeal of a special assessment, a copy of the resolution confirming the special assessment roll shall be attached. In nonproperty tax appeals, a copy of the final assessment notice or other order being appealed shall be attached.
(2) Upon receipt of the letter from the petitioner, the clerk of the tribunal shall send the petitioner a form to be completed and returned to the tribunal within 28 days after mailing or as otherwise ordered by the tribunal. Failure to complete and return the form within the 28 days or as otherwise ordered by the tribunal shall result in a dismissal of the petition.
History: 1996 MR 4, Eff. May 2, 1996.