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Catherine McClary, County Treasurer

Income tax preparation assistance

Click below for a list of organizations that can provide free assistance to low/limited incomes and senior citizens:  Volunteer Tax Preparation Services (pdf)

Do you believe your property tax assessment is too high?

City and township assessors send out assessment notices in March. Review this brochure for more information on how to appeal your assessment: Property Tax Appeal Brochure (pdf)

Step Forward Program has reopened to new applicants!


Money is available to pay your property taxes, if you have had a financial hardship.


  • Interest-free, payment-free, forgivable loans
  • Up to $30,000 in assistance
  • Must have income to pay future taxes


We can help you complete an application. Call us to make an appointment. 


 Or, you can apply directly at:


2017 Poverty Exemption Guidelines

Poverty exemptions will allow eligible homeowners a one-year property tax exemption; granted by their city or township Board of Review.

  • Poverty Exemption must be filed for annually.
  • Homeowners must be below the poverty guideline set by their city or township Board of Review (click Pdf document below, call local assessing unit for more details).
  • The owner of the property must be its principal resident.
  • Applications for poverty exemption must be submitted before the last day of the Board of Review.

Please click below to review the guidelines for your city or township:

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The County Treasurer is authorized by the Michigan Constitution and State law to serve as the County's Banker and Investment Officer. The Treasurer's primary responsibilities are to safeguard public funds and to collect and account for the revenue used to operate programs for County residents.


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