Special assessment deferment is a loan to the property owner by the State of Michigan. A lien will be placed on the property. The lien will not be removed until the loan has been repaid at the time of sale or transfer of the property. A copy of the first special assessment bill needs to be attached to the application. Some requirements listed on the application are:
Be 65 years of age or older, or totally and permanently disabled
Owned and occupied the principle residence for at least 5 years
Be a United States citizen
Meet the income requirements listed on the application (changes annually)
Have a special assessment of $300 or more
Other requirements listed on the application
If you are interested in applying for deferment please contact the assessors office at 517-788-4033.