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On August 18, 2021, the Michigan Department of Treasury (Department) issued new Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) Guidelines.  The new Guidelines are a major update to the previously issued Guidelines.  Please use and refer taxpayers to the new Guidelines.  A copy of the new Guidelines can be found at under Guidelines and FAQs.

Poverty Exemption Taxpayer Fact Sheet

Application for Poverty Exemption

Form 4988 Poverty Exemption Affidavit

Form 5739 Affirmation of Ownership and Occupancy






Ovid Township, Clinton County, assesses the following millages which are collected during the appropriate tax season:


  • Township Operating                                       1.000 Allocated mills

  • Fire/Ambulance Emergency Services             2.2500 Operating mills (expires in 2023)

  • Ovid Public Library                                        0.7500 Operating mills

  • Clinton Area Transit System                          0.2000 Operating mills



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