Jeff Grimm, Pleasantview Township Assessor
Phone: (231) 622-1419
E-Mail: [email protected]
Mr. Grimm is asking everyone to take the time and look at their tax bills when you receive them. Please make sure they show the correct Principal Residence percent. If the Pleasantview Township parcel is your principal residence, it should show 100% PRE. If you are receiving the PRE and your parcel is not qualified you may be liable for back taxes, interest, and penalties.
Principle Residency Exemption: The deadlines for applications for a Principal Residence Exemption are June 1 and November 1 of each year. Qualified applications received by June 1 will be given the PRE exemption for the entire year. Applications received by November 1 will be eligible for the PRE on the winter bill only.
Form 2368 Homeowner’s Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit: Please contact the Township. (You can also get this form at the above link michigan.gov/treasury)
Form 2602 Request to Rescind Principal Residence Exemption (PRE): Please Contact the Township (You can also get this form at the above link michigan.gov/treasury)
Property Assessments are calculated each year by the Assessor at 50% of the estimated value of each parcel of property. Assessment notices are sent to the owner of record in February of each year. Please make sure we have your correct mailing address by the beginning of January. If you have any questions in regards to your assessment you can contact Mr. Grimm (please refer to the above contact information).
Property Assssment Appeals: You can appeal your property assessment(s) at the March Board of Review (BOR) held at the Township Hall. The time and dates are listed on your Assessment Notice. The dates for BOR are also posted in the Petoskey Newspaper and on the Township bullentin boards. You may also contact the Township office. You do not need to be present at the BOR to appeal your assessment(s). You can send your appeal by letter or filling out Michigan Department of Treasury Petition to Board of Review L-4035. The petition is avialable at State of Michigan document website (MI Petition Board of Review). The petition(s) can be sent via mail, fax, or in person. When appealing your assessment, it is strongly suggested to include with your letter and/or petition any comparable values from other similar properties in your neighborhood.
Disabled Veteran Exemption: Disabled veteran eligibility requirements include (a) an honorable discharged from the United States Armed Forces, (b) Michigan residency, and (c) one of the following criteria:
- Has been determined by the United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs to be permanently and totally disabled as a result of military service and entitled to veterans’ benefits at the 100% rate.
- Has a certificate from the United States Department of Veterans’ Administration, or its successors, certifying that he or she is receiving or has received pecuniary assistance due to disability for specially adapted housing.
- Has been rated by the United States Department of Veterans’ Affairs as individually unemployable.
Individuals filing the affidavit for the exemption under Criteria A must provide a copy of the letter from the Veterans’ Administration indicating they have a 100% service connected disability and are entitled to receive benefits.
The Michigan State Tax Commission has determined that receipt of either grant would qualify an individual for the exemption under Criteria B. Individuals must file an affidavit for the exemption under Criteria B which must include a copy of the certificate from the Veterans’ Administration indicating they are receiving or have received pecuniary assistance due to disability for specially adapted housing.
The un-remarried surviving spouse of the disable veteran is eligible for the exemption based upon the eligibility of their spouse; therefore the spouse must also be a Michigan resident. The exemption will continue only as long at the surviving spouse remains un-remarried.
You must apply for the Disabled Vet Exemption each year. Additional information and the form are availble from your Township, County, or Michigan Department of Treasury (michigan.gov/treasury).
Disabled Veteran Tax Exemption Affidavit Form: Please contact the Township office. The form is also available on the Michigan Department of Treasury website (michigan.gov/treasury).