Real Property Tax Exemptions

Principle Residence Exemption

Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) Affidavits are filed with our office.  If a taxpayer is qualified, there will be a reduction of up to 18 mills 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 before 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. 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

A disabled veteran or the unremarried spouse of a deceased disabled veteran is eligible for the exemption if they are a Michigan resident, if they own and occupy their property, if the disabled veteran was honorably discharged, and if they qualify for one or more 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.

Documentation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs confirming the applicant's eligibility must be provided to the Assessor's Office along with Form 5107, Affidavit for Disabled Veterans Exemption. Our office also requests a copy of the applicant's driver's license.