Township Assessor

Northfield Township Assessing Department

The Assessing Department is responsible for accurately identifying and determining the value of all taxable real and personal property located within Northfield Township for the purpose of taxation.  To accomplish this assignment, we collect and maintain accurate ownership records, legal descriptions, land and building information, parcel and related maps, sales and other transfers of property.  Most of this information is readily accessible to the public on-line.  Click here to search your personal assessment information.

 MapWashtenaw provides access to the latest parcel maps and property data available from Washtenaw County through an interactive map viewer.  The viewer shows a variety of property data for the entire county including parcels, aerial photos, topography, schools, and natural features.
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Poverty Exemption Application
Michigan Property Exemption Statutes allow an Exemption form Property tax in whole or in part, for the Principal Residence of a Property persons who in the judgement of the Board of Review are unable to contribute to the public charges.

An owner with a principal residence exemption may request a poverty exemption at the March, July, or December meetings of the Board of Review. The exemption if granted is only for that one specific year.

The exemption is based on household income added for all persons that reside at the property. The exemption can be granted by the Board of Review under the Northfield Township Poverty Exemption Resolution.

The Poverty Guidelines and Application are available with the other forms on this site please see the link below.

Revised 2024-02-13.

Visit our Board of Review Page for information on Poverty Exemption Guidelines and Applications 

Disabled Veterans Exemption
MCL 211.7b(1)(a) provides an exemption from property taxes under the General Property Tax Act for real property owned and used as a homestead by a disabled veteran who served in the United States Armed Forces, including the reserve components, and was discharged or released under honorable conditions. “Disabled veteran” is defined as a veteran who is a resident of this state and who meets 1 of the following criteria:

  1. Has been determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to be permanently and totally disabled as a result of military service and entitled to veterans’ benefits at the 100% rate.
  2. Has a certificate from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs certifying that the veteran is receiving or has received pecuniary assistance due to disability for specially adapted housing.
  3. Has been rated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as individually unemployable.

MCL 211.7b(1)(b) allows an unremarried surviving spouse of a qualifying disabled veteran to retain and claim the exemption:

A surviving spouse of a disabled veteran who, immediately before death, was eligible for the exemption under this section. An exemption under this subdivision continues as long as the surviving spouse does not remarry, and the exemption applies to any property used and owned as a homestead by the surviving spouse, including homestead property acquired after the decedent's death.

How To Apply for The Disabled Veterans Exemption (click here for affidavit) File Disabled Veterans Exemption affidavit with the Township Assessor by December 31st.

Personal Property Taxes
MCL 211.19 states that all businesses must complete and file a personal property statement form 632 (L-4175) to the City or Township where the personal property is located on or before February 20th of each year. Personal property includes machinery, equipment, computers, furniture, signs, etc. used by the business.

Recent change in personal property taxation may exempt certain personal property owners from property tax. The change created two possible ways to receive the exemption both require filing form 5076, each of the two possible exemptions listed below.

Situation “A”) If the combined total personal property under their CONTROL (possession) different from OWNED is less than 80,000. The business owner is required to file an affidavit form number 5076 to claim exemption from property tax. This is a onetime filing, and the exemption remains until the owner files an affidavit rescinding the exemption.

Situation “B”) NEW - Beginning with the 2023 filing season, for personal property owners, if the combined total value of personal property under their CONTROL (possession) different from OWNED is GREATER than 80,000 AND is less than 180,000 the business owner may ANNUALLY file an affidavit form number 5076 AND form number 632 (L-4175) Personal Property Statement to claim exemption from property tax for that year. This exemption requires an annual filing of both forms.

Updated 2023-02-10.

Click here for Personal Property Tax Information &  Forms

Assessor Availability Policy

For detailed assessment information, Contract Assessors from Assessment Administration Services, LLC will be available in the office on the following days:

General Assessing Inquiries:
                                                     phone: (734) 449-2880 ext. 119
                                                     fax: (734) 449-0123

Deputy Assessor - Rachel Hall (Typically in-office Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays)
Phone: (734) 449-2880 ext. 119
Fax: (734) 449-0123

Assessor - Thomas Monchak (Typically in-office Tuesdays and Fridays)
Phone: (734) 449-2880 ext. 118
Fax:    (734) 449-0123