What is a millage?

The general property tax funds school districts, townships, villages, cities, and counties of the state. The tax rate, or millage, is the number of dollars the property owner must pay for each $1,000 of taxable value. This rate varies by local unit, but certain statewide constitutional and statutory restrictions exist.

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1. What is a millage?
2. How is my property tax calculated?
3. Why aren't everyone's summer tax rates the same?