City of Chelsea Tax and Assessing System
PA 660 of 2018 Property Assessing Reform
Principal Residence Exemption (PRE)/Homestead DeadlinesA Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) exempts a residence from the tax levied by a local school district for school operating purposes up to 18 mills. To qualify for a PRE, a person must be a Michigan resident who owns and occupies the property as a principal residence. The State of Michigan deadlines to file PRE forms are June 1 and November 1.
School Operating taxes are collected on December tax bills, so it is very important to submit PRE forms prior to NOVEMBER to receive the exemption.