Assessor Manuals, Exemption Administration
Exemption Administration Manual—Part 1: Municipal Governments
Section 4.03 - Gen Muny L Section 411: Municipal Corporations (Certain revenue-producing undertakings not exempt under RPTL §406(1))
Year originally enacted:
Certain revenue-producing undertakings by municipal corporations, provided that they are located within the corporate limits of the municipality and are self-supporting, which are not exempt under RPTL §406(1) are wholly exempt from taxation, but are liable for special ad valorem levies and special assessments. For a description of the undertakings eligible for exemption under Gen Muny L §411, see Property Use Requirements below.
Property must be owned by a county, city, town, or village.
Property location requirements:
Property must be located within the corporate limits of the owning municipality.
Property use requirements:
Eligible undertakings are: causeways, tunnels, viaducts, bridges, and other crossings; highways, parkways, airports, docks, piers, and wharves; systems, plants, works, instrumentalities, and properties used or useful in connection with (a) obtaining a water supply and collecting, treating, and disposing of water for public and private uses, (b) collection, treatment, and disposal of sewage, waste, and storm water, and (c) resource recovery from municipal solid waste through the use of structures, machinery, or devices involving the separation, extraction, and recovery of usable materials, energy, or heat.
Certification by state or local government:
Required construction start date or other time requirement:
Limitation on exemption
|General municipal taxes||School district taxes||Special ad valorem tax||Special assessments|
|1. Amount||No limit||No limit||No exemption allowed||No exemption allowed|
|2. Duration||No limit||No limit||No exemption allowed||No exemption allowed|
|3. Taxing Jurisdiction|
|a. County or County Special Districts||Ex||NA||Tax||Tax|
|c. Town or Town Special District||Ex||NA||NA||Tax|
|e. School District||NA||Ex||NA||NA|
|Ex-Exempt Tax-Taxable NA-Not Applicable|
Payments in lieu of taxes
Calculation of exemption
General municipal and school district taxes:
100% of assessed value.
Special ad valorem levies and special assessments:
No exemption allowed.
Coding of exemption on assessment roll
|Code||Description of alternative codes possible|
Assessment roll section(s):
Exempt (ARLM § 8).
Note: This code should not be used to identify property that is owned by a county, city, town, or village and is exempt under RPTL §406(1).
Filing requirements (owner or occupant of property)
Reporting requirements (assessor)
|Municipal corporations (property within corporate limits held for public use)||RPTL §406(1)|
Please send general questions or comments to ORPTS.