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Exemption Administration Manual, Part 1: U.S., Foreign Governments, and Interstate Agencies—Section 4.04 - ECL Section 21-0901(Article IV): Great Lakes Basin Compact

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Section 4.04 - ECL Section 21-0901(Article IV): Great Lakes Basin Compact

Exemption code(s):


Year originally enacted:


Related statutes:



Real property owned by the Great Lakes Basin Commission is exempt from taxation but is subject to special ad valorem levies and special assessments. The property must be used in accordance with the purposes for which the commission was established, as described in Property Use Requirements below.

Eligibility requirements

Ownership requirements:

Property must be owned by the Great Lakes Basin Commission.

Property location requirements:

Property must be located within the Great Lakes Basin, which includes all of the land area in the Counties of Cayuga, Erie, Genesee, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, St. Lawrence, Seneca, Wayne, and Wyoming and parts of the Counties of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Clinton, Cortland, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Schuyler, Tompkins, and Yates.

Property use requirements:

Property must be used to promote the orderly, integrated, and comprehensive development, use, and conservation of the water resources of the Great Lakes Basin.

Certification by state or local government:

None required.

Required construction start date or other time requirement:


Local option


Limitation on exemption

 Limitation on exemption by amount, duration, and taxing jurisdiction
   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
b. City Ex NA NA Tax
c. Town or Town Special District Ex NA Tax Tax
d. Village Ex NA NA Tax
e. School District NA Ex NA NA
Ex-Exempt      Tax-Taxable      NA-Not Applicable

Payments in lieu of taxes

None required.

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

 Coding of exemption on assessment roll
Code Description of alternative codes possible

Assessment roll section(s):

Exempt (ARLM § 8).

Note: This exemption code should not be used to identify property that is exempt under any of the statutes listed under Similar Exemptions below. For coding of such property, see the Exemption Profile for the statute that applies.

Filing requirements (owner or occupant of property)


Reporting requirements (assessor)


Similar exemptions

 Similar exemptions
Subject Statute
Delaware River Basin Compact ECL §21-0701(14.3)
Susquehanna River Basin Compact ECL §21-1301(15.3)

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