The Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) Affidavit (PDF) is completed when a person purchases a home and intends to use it as their main homestead. The home must be purchased and occupied by June 1 in order for the homestead to be in effect for the current year. Please return this form to the Township Assessing Department.
Request to Rescind Homeowner's Principal Residence Exemption
The Property Transfer Affidavit (PDF) must be completed whenever there is a change of ownership on a property. It is completed and signed by the new owner and must be filed within 45 days of the transfer. Please return this form to the Township Assessing Department.
Conditional Rescission of Principal Residence Exemption
The Conditional Rescission of Principal Residence Exemption (PDF) enables a person who has established a new principal residence to retain a Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) on property previously exempt as the owner’s principal residence, and must be filed with the assessor on or before June 1 of the year of the claim.
Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption
Pursuant to 2013 Public Act 161, amending MCL 211.7b., the Disabled Veteran's Property Tax Exemption Affidavit (PDF) must be filled out annually between December 31 of the prior year and the close of the March Board of Review. This affidavit must be accompanied by written certification from the United States Veterans Administration.
Michigan General Property Tax Act Hardship Exemption
The Application for Property Tax Exemption is completed if an organization wishes to be tax-exempt. Qualifying organizations may include, but not limited to: religious, charitable, educational entities. This form must be completed and turned into the Waterford Assessing Department by December 31st to be considered for qualification for the next calendar year.