City of Royal Oak, MI
Monday, October 14, 2019
An owner may apply to the local assessing officer for deferment of the payment of property taxes on the owner's homestead. The application shall be made upon an affidavit form to be furnished and made available by the City Assessor at convenient locations. The affidavit form shall contain the following statement in ten-point boldface type located immediately above the applicant's signature: "If this deferment is authorized the City Treasurer will place a lien on your property." A person making a false affidavit for the purpose of obtaining deferment of property taxes under this act is guilty of perjury. If the homestead is owned jointly by husband and wife, each spouse shall sign and file the affidavit. If the homestead is encumbered by a mortgage or an unpaid balance on a land contract, a deferment of property taxes shall not be made without the written consent of the mortgagee or the land contract vendor, which shall be filed with the affidavit. The affidavit shall contain proof of insurance for the following year. A new affidavit shall be filed each year with the local assessing officer at least 60 days prior to the due date of a property tax bill or installment of the property tax for which deferment is requested.