Commonly Asked Questions

Why did my taxable value go up, if my SEV did not increase?

Why isn’t the market value by the assessor the same as the price I recently paid for my home?

How is my property assessed if it is under construction?

What is a Property Transfer Affidavit?

What if I see Township personnel on my property taking pictures or measurements?

Am I allowed to view my assessing records?

I do not have children in school.  Is there a property tax exemption for this?

How do I qualify for the Homeowner’s Principal Residence Exemption (PRE)?

What if I convert my Principal Residence to a rental and buy another home to use as my Principal Residence?

I purchased another home but have not been able to sell my previous home.  Is there anything I can do about the taxes on the previous home?

I am on active duty in the military and rented out my principal residence while serving.  Can I keep my PRE?

 Is there any other tax relief for senior citizens other than deferment or poverty exemption?

I believe the value placed on my home includes a mistake.  What do I do about it?