Principal Residence Exemption
Principal Residence Exemption (P.R.E.) affidavits should be filed with this office. To qualify for the exemption of up to 18 mills of school taxes, you must own and occupy your home by June 1 of the year in which you are applying; you may claim only one exemption in the State of Michigan; you may not be claiming a similar exemption in another state; income tax returns should be filed from this address; you should be registered to vote at the location you are claiming as your residence; this should be the location that you use for your drivers license and mailing address; (Michigan law requires that the same address be used for voter registration and driver license purposes.) These are some of the criteria that the State of Michigan looks at when granting/or denying exemptions. It is the job of the Assessor to review all affidavits for their validity.
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