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Assessor Information

Township Assessor is Denise Hall
989-644-3413
Denise@equitya@yahoo.com


Homeowner’s Principal Residence Exemption

The Affidavit for Homeowner’s Principal Residence Exemption allows you to claim an exemption from some school operating taxes. For your homestead to be eligible, you must own and occupy your property as your principal residence and have filed a homestead exemption affidavit by June 1st, for the summer tax levy, and November 1st, for the winter tax levy.  Once filed and granted, it is valid for as long as you own and occupy the property as your principal residence.

This form enables a person who has established a new principal residence to retain a Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) on property previously exempt as the owner's principal residence. The conditional rescission allows an owner to receive a PRE on his or her current property and on previously exempted property simultaneously if certain criteria are met. An owner may receive the PRE on the previous principal residence for up to three years if that property is not occupied, is for sale, is not leased, and is not used for any business or commercial purpose.

A person with an established Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) to retain that PRE while on active duty in the United States armed forces if the principal residence is rented or leased. Property that currently qualifies as a principal residence continues to qualify for three years after any portion of the dwelling or unit included in, or constituting the principal residence, is rented or leased to another person and is used as a residence. All of the following conditions must be satisfied:

  • The owner of the dwelling or unit is absent while on active duty in the armed forces of the United States.
  • The dwelling or unit would otherwise qualify as the owner’s principal residence.
  • The owner files Form 4660 with the assessor of the local tax collection unit on or before June 1 attesting that he/she intends to occupy the dwelling or unit as a principal residence upon completion of active duty in the United States armed forces.

Property Transfer

Use the Property Transfer Affidavit whenever real estate or some types of personal property are transferred. 

Personal Property Statement Form L-4175


Board of Review

The Board of Review has an organizational meeting in March to review the current assessment roll in order to determine if all taxable property has been properly assessed and to correct any errors.  A taxpayer may appeal his/her assessed value and/or taxable value. No person can appeal his/her assessment to the tax tribunal unless he/she has first appeared before the Board of Review.  Protest are heard in March.  The Board of Review may also meet in July and December to correct clerical errors and mutual mistakes of fact. Hardship or Poverty exemptions and Disabled Veterans Exemptions are handled by the Board of Review at the March, July and December meetings. Applications for these exemptions must e obtained from the assessor in advance and returned no later than the day before the meeting.


State Tax Commission Affidavit for Disabled Veterans Exemption

This form is to be used to apply for an exemption of property taxes under MCL 211.7b, for real property used and owned as a homestead by a disabled veteran who was discharged from the armed forces of the United States under honorable conditions or his or her un remarried surviving spouse. The property owner, or his or her legal designee, must annually file the Affidavit with the supervisor or assessing officer any time after December 31 and before, or until the conclusion of, the December Board of Review.

Michigan General Property Tax Act Hardship Exemption

As of June 2020 we have streamlined the process and application form for those residents seeking hardship exemption for property taxes, waiver of solid waste, and Minor Home Repair Community Block Grants. Residents facing financial hardship can now use one form to apply for any or all of the above. The Assessor's Office will administer this program.