Tax Exemptions

Disabled Veterans Exemption
As of 2013, real property used and owned as a homestead by a disabled veteran who was honorably discharged from the United States armed forces is exempt from taxation. The unremarried surviving spouse of a disabled veteran is also eligible for this tax exemption program. To receive an exemption the veteran or his surviving spouse must annually file the Disabled Veterans Exemption Affidavit with the Rochester Hills Assessing Department and must satisfy the specific eligibility requirements listed on the application. 

The following links and documents will assist you in determining eligibility. If you have further questions, you can contact the Assessing Department by calling 248-656-4605 or via Assessing's email.

Poverty Exemption
This exemption provides for a property tax exemption, in whole or part, for the principal residence of persons who, by reason of poverty, are unable to contribute to the public charges. For purposes of the poverty exemption “principal residence” means how principal residence exemption and qualified agricultural property are defined in MCL 211.7dd. The exemption does not apply to property of a corporation. 

The following forms and documents will be of assistance in determining eligibility. You must file annually and the Poverty Instruction Letter provides you with the deadlines to file and further information.

If you have questions, you can contact the Assessing Department by calling 248-656-4605 or via Assessing’s email.

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