Community Include

Personal Property Statement

Overview of Personal Property Tax

The City of Northville has prepared a Business Owners Guide to Personal Property Taxes to address commonly asked questions.
 A Business Owner's Guide to Personal Property Taxes

Annual Personal Property Tax Filing

Do you need assistance filing your 2014 personal property statement?  The State has updated their website in order to help calculate your 2014 personal property statement.  Click on the link below to access a printable personal property statement that will calculate as you fill in your information.

 2014 Form 4175, Personal Property Statement

2014 Personal Property Statements and instructions were mailed in January. Personal Property Tax is self reported and is a property tax paid by businesses on machinery, equipment, furnishings and other similar items used in a business. Tangible personal property is not real estate. This form must be filed in the city or township where the personal property is located on December 31, 2013. Michigan Department of Treasury form L-4175 is issued under authority of the General Property Tax Act (P.A. 206 of 1893) and filing is mandatory. This statement is subject to audit by the State Tax Commission, the Equalization Department or the Assessor and must be signed at the bottom of page 1. You are advised to make a copy of the completed statement for your records. Please file by February 1, 2014.

According to form L-4175 instructions: If all of the personal property formally in your possession has been removed before December 31, 2012, you must notify the assessor at once in order to change the records accordingly. Michigan law provides that a person or entity receiving Form L-4175 must complete it and return it to the assessor by the statutory date, even if they have no assessable property to report. If you had assessable personal property in your possession on December 31, 2012, you must submit a completed Form L-4175 to the assessor of the community where the property is located on or before the statutory due date (February 20), even if the assessor does not send you a form to complete.

Starting in 2014 the State of Michigan offers an exemption on qualified personal property. The owner of personal property may file the affidavit below and claim the exemption only if the True Cash Value of all of the commercial or industrial personal property located within the city or township that is owned by, leased to, or in the possession of the owner or a related entity was less than $80,000 on December 31, 2013.

 Affidavit of Owner of Eligible Personal Property Claiming Exemption from Collection of Taxes

Event Calendar
12/1/14 City Council Meeting
12/2/14 Planning Commission Meeting
12/3/14 2014 International Mosaic Exhibit & Auction” and “The Art of Light”, a Northville Camera Club exhibit
12/3/14 Housing Commission Meeting
12/3/14 Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting
News and Announcements

The Board of Review for the City of Northville will meet in a correctional session at 4 P.M. on Tuesday December 9, 2014 in the City Manager’s conference room in the Northville City Hall at 215 West Main Street, Northville, Michigan 48167. For further information please contact the City Assessor at 248-305-2704.

11/4/14 - Unofficial General Election Results - More Info

Planning Commission Vacancy - The City is looking for residents interested in filling a vacancy on the Planning Commission. Click here for an application. Completed applications should be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office, 215 W. Main Street, Northville, MI 48167.

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson launched an informational page where residents can learn firsthand about the proposed Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA). Go to and click on the Great Lakes Water Authority link.


As of 9/1/14 the City of Northville does not accept passport applications. Visit the U.S. Department of State’s website at for a list of passport acceptance facilities in the area.

Online Payments Now Accepted for Utility Bills and Taxes - More Info

Election Results - August 5, 2014 - More Info

Master Plan Update Process
The Northville Planning Commission is currently updating the Master Plan - More Info

7 Mile & Center Construction - More Info

Title VI
Non-Discrimination Plan

Wayne County’s Third Circuit Court Moves to New One-Step Jury Duty Notification
Press Release
Video PSA
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New Precinct 1 Voting Location
Precinct 1 now votes at the Community Center located at 303 W. Main Street  - More Info

eBill for Utility Billing
Bills by email are now available to all utility billing customers.
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Automatic Payment (ACH) for Taxes & Utility Billing
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