Did You Know?

  • Southfield is home to over 10 outstanding colleges, universities and trade schools, including Lawrence Technological University, one of the nation’s “top 40” institutions specializing in engineering, architecture and business.

  • Southfield is an international city bustling with people from a rich array of cultural, racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds, including large Armenian, African-American, Jewish, Chaldean and Russian populations.

  • The City of Southfield celebrated its 50th anniversary of incorporation as a city on April 28, 2008.

  • The City of Southfield is Michigan’s undisputed business center – with more office space than the central business districts of Cleveland, Cincinnati, Detroit, Indianapolis or Kansas City.

Michael Racklyeft

City Assessor

(248) 796-5230

Jacob Thurston

Deputy City Assessor

(248) 796-5230

Janet Laing

Special Projects Coordinator

(248) 796-5230

Trena Urbin


(248) 796-5230

Dennis Karas

Personal Property Auditor

(248) 796-5230

Maude Chatman

Office Supervisor

(248) 796-5230

Sharon Bolin

Assessing Services Aide

(248) 796-5230

(248) 796-5255