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How do I look up my Property Tax Information?
The following Link will provide updated information on both property tax and utility billing information. Through this system, you are able to review tax information on any property in Northfield Township. You may also pay your bills online through this interface.
Property Tax Information (BS&A Online)
I didn't receive a bill, what should I do?
Call our office immediately (734) 449-2880. We will send you a duplicate bill. Please note, it is the taxpayers responsibility to pay the taxes by the due date regardless of whether a bill was received or not.
If you wish to make a mailing address and/or name change on a tax billing, you must complete the Township's Address Change Form and return it to the Township Office, 8350 Main St., Whitmore Lake, MI 48189.
All name changes on tax billings must have a copy of the deed attached.
What if I want to Appeal My Taxes?
The State of Michigan established the appeal process to assure that the property tax system would function in an equitable fashion. It is the taxpayers right to take advantage of this process. We have provided the following links to information on appealing your taxes.
Board of Review Petition to Appeal your Taxes
Board of Review
Appealing your Taxes and Assessment
FAQ on the Appeal Process
How do I file for a Principal Residence Exemption?
The Homeowner’s Principal Residence Exemption is an exemption from a portion of the local school operating tax. To be eligible to receive the exemption, the property must be owned and occupied as your principal residence. Business or rental property, or 2nd homes (vacation homes) which are not your primary residence, do not qualify for the exemption. Please visit our FAQ page on Principal Residence Exemptions for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions on Principal Residence Exemption
Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) Affidavit
How do I estimate my Property Tax?
How are my taxes calculated? Why am I being assessed a 1% Administration Fee on my taxes?
The tax bill amount is the product of the taxable value of the property multiplied by the millage rate plus a 1% administration fee. The General Property Tax Law provides that a local property tax collecting unit may add a property tax administration fee of not more than 1% of the total tax bill per parcel. This is a common fee administered by many units of government collecting property taxes. The taxable value is determined as part of the assessment process by the Township Assessor and the growth of the taxable value is limited to inflation by Proposal A unless there has been a change in the ownership of the property. The millage rate is determined by the various taxing entities, including the Library, School District, Police, Fire and General Fund operations of the Township.
I just bought property; How do I transfer the taxes in my name? What is a Property Transfer Affidavit?
A Property Transfer Affidavit must be filed within 45 days with the Township Assessor whenever a transfer of ownership occurs on any property. This form is reviewed by our staff to determine whether a property is to have its taxable value "capped" or "uncapped."
Proposal A, passed by the voters on March 15, 1994, places a limit on the value used to compute property taxes. Starting in 1995, your property taxes were calculated on Taxable Value. Prior to 1995, your taxes were calculated on State Equalized Value.
If there was a transfer of ownership on your property during the current year, the following year's Taxable Value will be the same as your new State Equalized Value.
If there was not a transfer of ownership on your property in the current year, the following year's Taxable Value is calculated by multiplying the previous year's Taxable Value by the Consumer Price Index for the current year.
Physical changes in your property may also increase or decrease your Taxable Value. Your Taxable Value cannot be higher than your State Equalized Value.
Michigan Property Transfer Affidavit