A Property Transfer Affidavit must be filed whenever real estate or some types of personal property are transferred (even if you are not recording a deed). It is used by the assessor to ensure the property is assessed properly and receives the correct taxable value. It must be filed by the new owner with the assessor for the City or Township where the property is located within 45 days of the transfer. If it is not filed timely, a penalty of $5/day (maximum $200) applies.
Property Transfer Affidavit