Residents meeting income limit and asset level tests set by the Township may be eligible for a full or partial exemption of property taxes. The Township has adopted guidelines, which establish filing requirements, details of the review process for the exemption and income and asset levels which apply. The specific annual income limits vary by size of household and are published annually by the State of Michigan.
As part of the application, it is necessary to submit a copy of the most recent income tax return for everyone who occupies the residence. If an occupant is not required to file an income tax return, that occupant must submit a completed Poverty Exemption Affidavit.
Residents requesting consideration for a Poverty Exemption and who believe they qualify must submit the necessary documentation as described in the Policy and Guidelines and a Poverty Exemption Application, which is found under Documents and Forms.
The Assessor does not have the authority to grant an exemption. All Poverty Exemptions are reviewed and approved by the March, July, or December Board of Review.
Please call the Assessing Department if you have any questions regarding a Poverty Exemption.
Policy And Guidelines For Applicants (PDF)
Application for Poverty Exemption (PDF)
Poverty Exemption Affidavit (PDF)
Affirmation of Ownership to Remain Exempt (PDF)