OBSOLETE PROPERTY REHABILITATION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 146 of 2000
125.2784 Obsolete property rehabilitation exemption certificate; application; filing; contents; hearing; determination of taxable value.
(1) If an obsolete property rehabilitation district is established under section 3, the owner of obsolete property may file an application for an obsolete property rehabilitation exemption certificate with the clerk of the qualified local governmental unit that established the obsolete property rehabilitation district. The application shall be filed in the manner and form prescribed by the commission. The application shall contain or be accompanied by a general description of the obsolete facility and a general description of the proposed use of the rehabilitated facility, the general nature and extent of the rehabilitation to be undertaken, a descriptive list of the fixed building equipment that will be a part of the rehabilitated facility, a time schedule for undertaking and completing the rehabilitation of the facility, a statement of the economic advantages expected from the exemption, including the number of jobs to be retained or created as a result of rehabilitating the facility, including expected construction employment, and information relating to the requirements in section 8.
(2) Upon receipt of an application for an obsolete property rehabilitation exemption certificate, the clerk of the qualified local governmental unit shall notify in writing the assessor of the local tax collecting unit in which the obsolete facility is located, and the legislative body of each taxing unit that levies ad valorem property taxes in the qualified local governmental unit in which the obsolete facility is located. Before acting upon the application, the legislative body of the qualified local governmental unit shall hold a public hearing on the application and give public notice to the applicant, the assessor, a representative of the affected taxing units, and the general public. The hearing on each application shall be held separately from the hearing on the establishment of the obsolete property rehabilitation district.
(3) Upon receipt of an application for an obsolete property rehabilitation exemption certificate for a facility located on property that was owned by a qualified local governmental unit on the effective date of this act, and subsequently conveyed to a private owner, the clerk of the qualified local governmental unit, in addition to the other requirements of this section, shall request the assessor of the local tax collecting unit in which the facility is located to determine the taxable value of the property. This determination shall be made prior to the hearing on the application for an obsolete property rehabilitation exemption certificate held pursuant to subsection (2).
History: 2000, Act 146, Imd. Eff. June 6, 2000
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