HPTAP – Homeowners Property Tax Assistance Program

What is the Homeowners Property Tax Assistance Program?

The Homeowner’s Property Tax Assistance Program (HPTAP) lowers City of Detroit property taxes for homeowners with low incomes.

The program only lowers taxes for the year you apply. Apply every year to have your taxes lowered for that year.

This program does not help with back taxes to the Wayne County Treasurer. But my lowering this year’s tax bill, it can make back taxes easier to pay off.

Apply to have your 2019 Property Taxes Reduced!

Use the chart below to see if you are eligible. If your income is less than the amount listed for your household size, you are eligible! 

Household Size
Full Exemption
Partial Exemption

For free help filling out the application, visit a location near you.

Bring the following paperwork with you:

Recorded Proof of Ownership:
Deed, Land Contract, Court Order or Divorce Settlement

Proof of Residence:
For everyone who lives in the home;
Current photo ID or driver’s license for all adults (18+)
Report card, transcript, or other document with address for all children (5-17)

Proof of ALL Income: 
For everyone who lives in the home;
2018 Federal and/or state income tax return (if filed)
For household members who did not file tax returns;
W2’s, paystubs, SSI/SSD, pension, food stamps, FIA/DHS, child support, self-employment, signed letter from anyone who is helping you financially, etc.

Proof of Assets:
Only necessary if assets are over $12,000;
Bank statement, 401k statement, insurance letters, etc.

Proof of Expenses:
Only necessary if household income is over the guidelines;

Utility bills, medical bills, phone/cable/internet bills, tax payment plan, credit cards/loans, insurance bills, etc.