The City of Allen Park is collecting the penalty for failure to file the Property Transfer Affidavit within 45 days from the date of transfer of ownership.
Properties that sold or had a transfer of ownership in the year 2013 will be uncapped for the 2014 tax year. This means that the taxable value will be reset to the assessed value regardless of the capped value calculation. This may result in a large increase in property taxes for a new homeowner.
For more information on what constitutes a "Transfer of Ownership" under the Michigan Constitution as amended by Proposal A of 1994, click on the following link:
Transfer of Ownership Guidelines