A Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) exempts a residence from the local school operating tax. To qualify for a PRE a person must be a Michigan resident who owns and occupies the property as a principal residence. The PRE is a separate program from the Homestead Property Tax Credit which is filed annually with a Michigan Individual Income Tax Return.
To be eligible for this exemption, you must own and occupy your house as your legal principal residence by November 1 for the winter tax levy. You may only claim 1 house as your principal residence, and any contiguous residential lots. For additional information you may contact the Tuscarora Township Assessor at 231-238-7088.