The Assessing Department is in the office on
Wednesday between 8 AM and 3 PM.
To contact the Assessor you may leave a message at the extension #239
or send a message to the email below and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
The Assessor is only in the office on Wednesday
PTA: The Property Transfer Affidavit must be turned in within 45 days of the sale. Electronic copies are available in the Forms section of this web page.
PRE: If you will be moving into your new home in Erie and occupying it as your main residence, a Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) Affidavit must be turned in to the township office AFTER you move in. The PRE reduces property taxes by exemption from the 18-mill school operating tax.
PRE Rescind: If you will be selling or moving out of your home in Erie, please remember to file the Request to Rescind Principal Residence Exemption. The next resident will then file their PRE when they move in.
Conditional Rescission of PRE: If you are in the process of moving from your Erie home into another primary residence, you may qualify to file a Conditional Rescission of Principal Residence Exemption form. This form allows you to establish a PRE on your new home and maintain the PRE on your vacated Erie home while you are actively in the process of selling it.
Property Owners: The Assessing Department continues to conduct fieldwork in different areas of the township during business hours and will do so through the end of the year. Letters are mailed to property owners for reappraisal fieldwork only (a reappraisal is visiting every parcel in a given area or subdivision). We will also be verifying all property sales, construction permits, and any fire or storm damaged properties. All Assessing staff carry ID and drive in marked township vehicles.
The State Tax Commission adopted the following guideline regarding annual inspection of property within a local unit: Local units are encouraged to annually inspect a minimum of 20% of the parcels in each property class each year.
In order to maintain accurate assessing records, Erie Township will be conducting 20% field inspections per year in order to comply with the State Tax Commission guidelines.
During the field inspections, the Assessing Department staff will check the accuracy of township records regarding land, all buildings and update photos. We will not come inside your home but may ask property owners to verbally verify that the data we have on record is correct. If no one is home, we will conduct our outside inspection and leave a card requesting verification of the interior information for property owners to update and return to the Assessing Department. Assessing Department vehicles are properly marked with Erie Township identification and we also carry proper photo identification. Please be advised that because of weather, time constraints, or other circumstances, we will not take appointments.
If you have any questions you can contact the Assessing Department on Tuesdays.
Click link below to download the complete pdf flyer addressing 2009 assessments and Proposal A Understanding the Effects of Proposal A in A Declining Real Estate Market
To read the text of the flyer without downloading please scroll down this page.
Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) Affidavit
Request to Rescind Principal Residence Exemption (PRE)
Qualified Agricultural – Remain Affidavit
Land Division/Combination Application Packet
Request Name/Address Change
Petition to Board of Review
Resolution for Poverty Exemption
Application for Poverty Exemption
Affirmation of Ownership & Occupancy to Remain Exempt by Reason of Poverty
Small Business Property Tax Exemption Form 5076
Resolution to Establish a Policy Regarding the Accessibility of the Erie Township Assessor’s Office