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Poverty Exemption Program

In compliance with the General Property Tax Act, the Township has adopted guidelines to approve exemptions of property taxes to qualifying homeowners due to their financial situation. To be considered, you must have a Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) for the year in which the poverty exemption is requested and must completely fill out a Poverty Exemption Application on an annual basis and provide the Board of Review (BOR) with copies of income, tax and mortgage information for all persons residing in the household.

Poverty Exemption Applications will be considered at the March, July and December Boards of Review. In order to qualify for consideration for a 2017 poverty exemption, all applicants must meet the specific household income guidelines listed in the attached Poverty Exemption Guidelines. The Assessing Department requires that all first-time poverty exemption applicants personally attend a BOR hearing. Applicants will then be required to attend a BOR hearing every third year unless the BOR requests an additional appearance. The deadline for filing the attached Poverty Exemption Application for consideration at the March, July and December Boards of Review are March 6, 2017, July 11, 2017 and December 5, 2017. All complete Poverty Exemption Applications received before these deadlines will receive consideration by the BOR. All applicants will be notified in writing of the decision of the BOR along with their appeal rights. All poverty exemption applications will be evaluated on an individual case by case basis, and by law, are effective for one year only.