Real Property Tax Exemptions

Principle Residence Exemption

Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) forms are filed with our office.  If a taxpayer is qualified, there will be an 18 mill reduction of the school operating taxes.   To receive this exemption, you must own and occupy your home before June 1 for the summer tax bill and November 1 for the winter tax bill.  Ownership and/or possession after November 1 will qualify you for the following tax year.  A form may have been available and signed at your house closing.  If are you unsure print a Principal Residence Exemption form and submit to our office.

Principal Residence Rescind

A Request to Rescind form should have been filed when your previous home sold.  Under Michigan law, you are only entitled to one principal residence exemption therefore, a rescind form has to be filed for your old homestead before you qualify for your new one. If you are unsure if it was filed, print a Rescind Form and submit to our office.

Disabled Veterans Exemption

If a veteran is a resident of this state, owns and occupies a homestead, has been honorably discharged, and qualify for one of the following:

Has been determined by the United States department of veterans’ affairs to be permanently and totally disabled as a result of military service and entitled to veterans’ benefits at the 100% rate.

Has a certificate from the United States veterans’ administration, or its successors, certifying that he or she is receiving or has received pecuniary assistance due to disability for specially adapted housing.

Has been rated by the United States department of veterans’ affairs as individually unemployable.

Some form of documentation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs must be provided to the assessors’ office along with Form 5107, Affidavit for Disabled Veterans Exemption.