All owners or possessors of assessable personal property are required to file a Personal Property Statement Form 632 , no later than Tuesday, February 21, 2017 with the assessing officer of the unit where the property has situs. Situs is the location of the personal property on tax day, December 31, of each year. The owner is required to file on forms prescribed or approved by the State Tax Commission.


Starting in 2014, all industrial and commercial personal property owned by a business within a local taxing unit will be exempt if the combined true cash value of all such property owned by, leased to, or used by the business within the unit is less than $80,000.

If you qualify for this exemption, please fill out Form 5076 - Affidavit of owner of eligible personal property claiming exemption from collection of taxes. 

The State Tax Commission has determined that the filing deadline is Friday, February 10, 2017 which means received by our office or postmarked no later than February 10. If an affidavit is not timely filed, we are prohibited to grant the exemption. To continue to receive this exemption, a new affidavit must be filed each year. 

Your exemption may be denied by the assessor if it is determined you do not qualify for this exemption. 


Starting December 31, 2015 Qualified new personal property and qualified previously existing personal property located on occupied real property is exempt from taxation.  To claim this exemption, a fully completed Form 5278 must be RECEIVED (postmark not accepted) by the assessing officer at the township where the qualified personal property is located no later than Tuesday, February 21, 2017.  Failure to complete any of the fields on form 5278, will result in the claim being denied.  Claiming this exemption when not entitled to it can result in significant penalties.