Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) Affidavit
A Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) may exempt a resident from a portion of your local school operating taxes. To qualify a person must be a Michigan resident who owns and occupies the property as a principal residence. The PRE is a separate program from the Homestead Property Tax Credit, which is filed annually with your Michigan Individual Income Tax Return.
Conditional Rescission of a Principal Residence Exemption
This form enables a person who has established a new principal residence to retain a PRE on property he previously occupied but still owns. 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.
Request to Rescind Principal Residence Exemption
Your are required to rescind a principal residence exemption when you no longer own and occupy the property as your principal residence. The exemption will be removed December 31 of the year you rescind the exemption.
Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) Active Duty Military Affidavit
This form allows an owner to retain a PRE while on active duty in the United States Armed Forces if all or any portion of the dwelling is rented or leased, so long as the dwelling otherwise would qualify as the owner's principal residence.
State Tax Commission Affidavit for Disabled Veterans Exemption
This form is to be used by a disabled veteran who was discharged from the armed forces of United States under honorable conditions or his or her un-remarried surviving spouse. Certification from the US Department of Veterans Affairs is required. Click Here for more information.
Poverty Exemption Guidelines
To find more information on who may qualify for the poverty exemption click the Guidelines above. For an application Click Here.
Policy and Application for Exemption from Property Taxes
Exmption for qualifying religious, library, benevolent,charitable, edcational or scientific instituion properties.
Property Transfer Affidavit
This form must be filed when there is a transfer of real property (even if you are not recording a deed).
Land Combination Application
This form is to notify the Township Assessor that a combination of properties is desired. There is no fee to complete and submit this form. You must provide a legal description that combines all unplatted parcels with this application as the Assessor's office cannot write legal descriptions.
Land Division Application
A split of a parcel or tract of land requires the approval of the Charter Township of Kalamazoo before a sale of a portion of the parcel occurs. this approval requires compliance with the Land Division Act (Public Act 591 of 1996), compliance with the Charter township of Kalamazoo Zoning Ordinance and full payment of all property taxes. When the completed application and non-refundable fee is received in this office, review will proceed as quickly as possible. Typically the approval or denial will be within three to four weeks.