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If you own and occupy your principal residence, it may be exempt from a portion of your local school operating taxes.To claim an exemption, the homeowner must complete the attached Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) Affidavit and file it with the Assessing Department by June 1, 2019 or November 1, 2019 to claim the exemption. PRE Affidavits filed by June 1, 2019 allows an owner to receive an exemption on their 2019 summer and winter taxes as well as subsequent tax levies, and PRE Affidavits filed by November 1, 2019 allows an owner to receive an exemption on their 2019 winter tax as well as subsequent tax levies. If you are selling your home or converting your home to another use, you must file a Request to Rescind Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) Form with the Assessing Department. Most people who qualify for this exemption have already filed an affidavit and are receiving this exemption. If you are unsure whether you are currently receiving this exemption, you can verify your exemption percentage on your annual assessment change notice or on your last tax bill.

The Conditional Rescission of Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) form enables a person who has established a new principal residence in Michigan to simultaneously retain a PRE on property previously exempt as the owner’s principal residence for up to three (3) years if that property is not occupied, is for sale, is not leased, and is not used for any type of business purpose. If you have additional questions about the PRE program, please call the Assessing Department at (586) 731-5910 or refer to the attached Michigan PRE Program Guidelines..