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 Trout Lake Township Assessor.
Request to Rescind Homeowner's Principal Residence Exemption
The Request to Rescind Homeowner's Principal Residence Exemption (PDF) must be completed when you have sold the property that you have claimed using the Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit. Please return this form to the Trout Lake Township Assessor
Property Transfer Affidavit
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 Trout Lake Township Assessor.
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
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 a current written certification from the United States Veterans Administration.
Small Busines Property
Small Business Tax Exemption provides a complete exemption from personal property tax for personal property when the combined true cash value of all industrial personal property and commercial personal property owned by, leased by or in the possession of the owner or a related entity claiming the exemption is less than $80,000 in the local tax collecting unit .
To split a parcel of property in Trout Lake Township you MUST file a Land Division Application at the Assessing Department.
Please see Land Division page for more information
All taxes must be current on parcels affected by the split or the combination requested.