The following policy and guidelines were adopted at the February 23, 2021 Board of Trustees meeting.  The income levels used are the federal poverty guidelines published in the prior calendar year in the Federal Register by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Updated annually.


  1. All applicants must annually file a completed application form and all required documentation with the Northfield Township Assessing Department.  The application and supporting documentation must be submitted after January 1, but before the December Board of Review.  Disabled applicants may call the Assessing Department at (734) 449-2880 to arrange for assistance.
  2. All applicants must provide a complete, signed Federal Income Tax return and State Income Tax return, including the Homestead Property Tax Credit (MI-1040CR), that were filed in the immediately preceding year or in the current year for all persons residing in the principal residence If the applicant(s) is not required to file a Federal or State Income Tax return, a signed Poverty Exemption Affidavit must be provided along with the Homestead Property Tax Credit (MI-1040CR).
  3. In accordance with PA 390 of 1994, the applicant must meet the “Asset Guidelines” adopted by the Township of Northfield (see application below).
  4. The applicant must meet the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines (see application below).

** Failure to meet the requirements will result in a denial of the poverty exemption. **

2021 Poverty Exemption Application