Assessing and Business Development Liaison
49045 Pontiac Trail
Ph: (248) 624-3280
Ph: (248) 624-3223
Oakland County Equalization (248) 858-0776
Fx: (248) 624-0863
Monday - Thursday
7:15 am - 5:30 pm
Beginning in FY 2010-2011, the City has contracted with Oakland County’s Equalization Department to provide assessing services for the City. The City will continue to provide staff and personalized service for residents and property owners. This is to include liaison with the Board of Review, coordinating the State’s homestead exemption program on the local level, reviewing Property Transfer Affidavits, and assisting the City Manager and his staff in matters relating to planning, land acquisition, tax abatement review and other related matters.
Staff will also continue to assist appraisers, potential residents and/or property owners with parcel information, and support the Wixom GIS team in the preparation of GIS data based maps and projects.
Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption
Act No. 161
MCL 211.7b, amended
Recently, Governor Snyder signed into law Public Act 161 of 2013. This Act amends MCL 211.7b regarding property tax exemption for disabled veterans, who were discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States under honorable conditions, and un-remarried surviving spouses of eligible disabled veterans.
As used in this section, "DISABLED VETERAN" means a person who is a resident of this state and who meets one (1) of the following criteria:
- 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.
- Has a CERTIFICATE from The United States Veterans' Administration, or its successors, certifying that he or she is receiving or has received pecuniary assistance due to disability for SPECIALLY ADAPTED HOUSING.
- Has been rated by The United States Department of Veterans' Affairs as INDIVIDUALLY UNEMPLOYABLE.
- You are the un-remarried, surviving spouse of a qualified veteran (certificate must accompany first filing).
To obtain the exemption, an AFFIDAVIT (attached below) showing the facts required by this section and a legal description of the property shall be filed by the property owner or his or her legal designee with the supervisor or other assessing officer during the period beginning with the tax day for each year and ending at the time of final adjournment of the local board of review.
In order to qualify, the affidavit should be filed with the local assessor between December 31st and the last day of March Board of Review, which for 2014 is March 11th. Please provide proof from The United States Department of Veterans Affairs of one of the above listed criteria when filling out the affidavit.
P.A. 161 of 2013 Disabled Veterans Exemption
Form 5107 STC Affidavit
Any questions regarding this Act can be directed to Debra Barker, City of Wixom Assessing and Business Development Liaison at (248) 624-3280 (Monday - Thursday, 7:15 AM - 5:30 PM).