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Homebuyer Assistance Available
Oakland County residents may be eligible to receive assistance to purchase and improve a vacant foreclosed property in Oakland County. If your income is within guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and your credit score is 620 or above, you may qualify for the Oakland County Homebuyer Program. For specific information, go to http://www.oakgov.com/chi or call 248-858-1529.
Minor Home Repair Program
The Charter Township of Oxford is working with the Oakland-Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA) in providing a Minor Home Repair Program to low-to-moderate income residents in both Oxford Township and Oxford Village. There is a maximum of $5,000 available per household per year to cover a variety of projects. This program, funded through limited Community Development Block Grant monies, will operate on a first-come, first-served basis, for all qualifying homeowners. Please call OLHSA’s Dawn Rigg, at 248-209-2769 for more information.
Do you have your principal residence exemption?
If your principal residence is located in Oxford Township or Oxford Village and you have not filed a principal residence exemption form, please contact the Treasurer’s office as soon as possible.
Section 211.7cc and 211.7dd of the General Property Tax Act, Public Act 206 of 1893, as amended, addresses PRE claims (formerly known as the Homestead Exemption). A PRE exempts a principal residence from the tax levied by a local school district for school operating purposes up to 18 mills. To qualify for a PRE on a parcel of land, a person must be a Michigan resident who owns and occupies the property as a principal residence. The PRE is a separate program from the Homestead Property Tax Credit, which is filed annually with your Michigan Individual Income Tax Return.
To claim a PRE, the property owner must submit a Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) Affidavit, Form 2368, to the assessor for the city or township in which the property is located. The deadline for a property owner to file Form 2368 for taxes levied after December 31, 2011, has changed from May 1 to June 1, and a second deadline of November 1 was added. The exemption information is then posted to the local property tax roll. Normally, when you purchase a home, Form 2368 and other relevant principal residence exemption forms are provided by the closing agents. There are many variables in determining eligibility for the exemption. The Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) Guidelines book provides answers to a number of frequently asked questions.
Are you trying to sell your former vacant Oxford home?
If your principal residence was located in Oxford Township or Oxford Village and you have not sold your home, you may qualify for a conditional rescission and keep your homestead exemption.
When a person no longer owns or occupies the property as a principal residence, he or she must file a Request to Rescind Homeowner's Principal Residence Exemption (PRE), Form 2602, with the assessor for the city or township in which the property is located to remove the PRE. The PRE will be removed from the local property tax roll by the assessor beginning with the next tax year. Failure to rescind a PRE may result in additional taxes, interest and penalties. Under certain circumstances a person may qualify for a conditional rescission which allows an owner to receive a PRE on his or her current Michigan property and on previously exempted property simultaneously for up to three years. To initially qualify for a conditional rescission, the owner must submit an owner's Conditional Rescission of Principal Residence Exemption (PRE), Form 4640 to the assessor for the city or township in which the property is located on or before June 1 or November 1 of the first year of the claim.
The conditional rescission cannot be retroactive.
Homeowners Transferring Property into a Trust
Those homeowners that legally transfer their property into a trust must file a Property Transfer Affidavit or risk having their Taxable Value uncapped. The uncapping of the taxable value may cause an increase in property taxes. Please call or stop by the treasurer’s office as soon as possible to file this important form.
Principal residence Redemption
If your principal residence is located in Oxford Township or Oxford Village and you have not filed a principal residence exemption form, please contact the Treasurer’s office as soon as possible. To qualify for a principal residence exemption for the entire tax year, an owner must live in the property by June 1.
Township Assessing Information - Now Available Through Oakland County
Anyone looking for real property assessing information should call Oakland County Equalization at 248-858-0776 during normal business hours.
The information is also available online through the Oakland County website at https://gis.oakgov.com/PropertyGateway/Home.mvc Please have your parcel number available for reference.