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Principal Residence Exemption
Formerly known as the Homestead Exemption, Principal Residence Status will give the property owner the exemption from school operating tax up to 18 mills. To obtain Principal Residence status, the property must be a residential property that is owner occupied by June 1 for the summer tax levy and November 1 for the winter tax levy.

Michigan allows one Principal Residence exemption on the primary residence. Principal Residence exemption forms can be obtained by contacting the local assessment office or by clicking on the link to the State of Michigan website and downloading the form.

If you have recently purchased another Michigan residence and are in the process of selling our previous principal residence, find out more about the Conditional Rescission of the Principal Residence at:

Conditional Rescission of the Principal Residence
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