Certain homeowners may be eligible for exemption from 18 mills of the local school operating taxes. To qualify for the summer and winter bills, you must own and occupy the home as a legal primary residence by June 1. To qualify for the winter bill, you must occupy the home as a legal primary residence by November 1. You can find Principal Residence Exemption Affidavits and other related forms at the Michigan Department of Treasury website
or on the city's Permits and Forms page.