Financial Hardship Extension Process
Financial Hardship Extensions delay the foreclosure deadline up to one year for homeowners who are actively working to catch up their forfeited property taxes. Homeowners will be required to set up a payment plan. The "granting" of a financial hardship extension ONLY extends the time to pay the forfeited tax year. Monthly interest of 1.5%, fees and/or penalties will continue to accrue during the deferral period, increasing the overall tax liability. Once the application and required documentation is submitted, we will contact the owner to arrange an appointment.
Financial Hardship Extension Application Packet
Please review our Financial Hardship Extension Policy for eligibility.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued an Executive Order in March extending the property tax payment deadline to 30 days after the State of Emergency Order is expired. The new date to avoid foreclosure in Calhoun County is Monday, July 20. If individual homeowners do not have the 2017 tax year paid in full by July 20, 2020, the property will foreclose on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.
There is an accessible COVID-19 Hardship Extension Application available. Please use this fillable PDF to complete your Hardship Extension regarding 2017 property tax payment.
Return application and requested documentation in person, by mail, email, or fax:
Disabled Veterans Exemption
Qualifying disabled veterans are eligible for an exemption from paying real property taxes on their principal residence.
- Must have been honorably discharged from the armed forces of the United States
- Must be a Michigan resident
- Meets one of the following criteria:
- Determined by the United States Veteran's Affairs (VA) 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 VA, 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 VA as individually unemployable
- Must have some form of documentation from the VA
- The unremarried surviving spouse of the disabled veteran is eligible for the exemption based upon the eligibility of their spouse
- Submit the State Tax Commission Affidavit for Disabled Veterans Exemption to the local city or township assessor, along with supporting documents from the VA
- The exemption must be filed annually
For additional information on programs and taxes please visit our resource page.