Jill Hall - Brown County Auditor


Important Dates

January, 1st Monday - Homestead Exemption filing period begins.

June, 1st Monday - Homestead Exemption filing deadline.

How will I know if my application has been approved?

If the county auditor approved your application, the county treasurer notifies you by enclosing a notice showing the calculation of your tax reduction with the first tax bill you receive for payment in the following year.

If the county auditor denied your application, you were required to receive a notice on or before Nov. 1 informing you of and explaining the reason for the denial.

If you believe your application was improperly denied, you may appeal the auditor’s decision to the county Board of Revision by filing form DTE 106B, Homestead Exemption and 2.5% Reduction Complaint, on or before the deadline for paying the first-half taxes (in most counties, the due date is in January or February). Owners of manufactured or mobile homes may also appeal the denial of a Homestead Exemption application, but their complaint forms must be filed no later than January 31.    

The complaint form is available from county auditors, and also on this Web site here.