Torch Lake Township is seated in northern Michigan between Torch Lake and Lake Michigan.

Below are links to Torch Lake Township departments,  officials, forms and documents.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Township facts
Helpful links
Annual budgets

ELECTED OFFICIALS

Supervisor
Treasurer
Clerk

Trustees

APPOINTED OFFICIALS

Assessor
Ordinance Enforcement Officer
Zoning Administrator

BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND DEPARTMENTS

Board of Review
EMS
Fire Department
Planning Commission
Torch Lake Township Board
Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)

COMMITTEES

View a list of all committees

ELECTIONS

View election information

STAFF

Full roster

TAXES

Pay TLT taxes online

FORMS AND APPLICATIONS

View a complete list of forms
and applications

ORDINANCES / ETC.

Zoning Ordinance
Township and police ordinances
Pending and new ordinances
Land Use Plan

AGENDAS AND MINUTES

Regular meeting agendas
Nonregular meeting agendas
Minutes for past meetings

FOIA

Miscellaneous documents


The Property Transfer Affidavit

This form results from Proposal A of 1994 reforms. Proposal A caps, or limits, the rate of increase in your property's taxable value (taxable value is used to calculate your tax bill). The taxable value (in most cases) cannot increase more than the rate of inflation, with the exception of value which is added due to an improvement. Another exception to the cap is a transfer of ownership. In the year following a transfer of ownership, the property’s taxable value becomes uncapped and equal to the assessed value of the property. The assessed value is the assessor’s estimate of 50% market value.

As a result of the uncapping provision in Proposal A, the legislature enacted mandatory disclosure of all transfers of property in the State of Michigan. The Property Transfer Affidavit is the form used to fulfill this disclosure requirement. The new owner of the property is required to file the Property Transfer Affidavit with the local assessor within 45 days of the transfer of ownership. In order to insure compliance with the filing requirement, the legislature attached a penalty for failure to file the form. Starting on the 46th day after the transfer of ownership, there is an accruing $5 per-day ($200 maximum) penalty.

Failure to file a property transfer affidavit can have far more serious consequences than the $5/day penalty. If several years have elapsed before the transfer is discovered, the owner is billed for all the additional taxes which should have been levied each year since the time the uncapping should have occurred - including penalty and interest.

Download the Property Transfer Affidavit.

 
       
Torch Lake Township.

Street address: 2355 N US-31 | Kewadin, MI 49648
Mailing address: Post Office Box 713 | Eastport, MI 49627
Phone (231) 599-2036 | Fax (231) 599-2981
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