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Assessor's Manual, Volume 4, Exemption Administration

Exemption Administration Manual - Part 2
Private Community Service and Social Organizations

Section 4.05 - RPTL Section 450

Agricultural Societies

Exemption Code(s): 26050 Year Originally Enacted: Before 1896

Related Statutes: RPTL §490

Summary: Real property owned by an agricultural society and permanently used by it as a meeting hall or exhibition grounds is wholly exempt from taxation and is exempt, for certain purposes, from special ad valorem levies and special assessments.

  1. Eligibility requirements:
    1. Ownership Requirements: Property must be owned by an agricultural society. The Grange Order of the Patrons of Husbandry is defined to be an agricultural society.
       
    2. Property Location Requirements: None.
       
    3. Property Use Requirements: Property must be used permanently as a meeting hall or exhibition grounds.
        
    4. Certification by State or Local Government: None required.
       
    5. Required Construction Start Date or Other Time Requirement:  None.
       
  2. Local option: None.
     
  3. LIMITATION ON EXEMPTION:
     Limitation on exemption
      General Municipal Taxes School District Taxes Special Ad Valorem Tax Special Assessments
    1. Amount No limit No limit No limit No limit
    2. Duration No limit No limit No limit No limit
    3. Taxing Jurisdiction
    a. County or County Special Districts Ex NA L L
    b. City Ex NA NA Tax
    c. Town or Town
    Special District
    Ex NA L L
    d. Village Ex NA NA Tax
    e. School District NA Ex NA NA
      Ex-Exempt Tax-Taxable   NA-Not Applicable
        L - Liable only for (1) county and town charges for capital costs of sewer systems, water supply systems, waterways and drainage improvements, and streets and highways, plus (2) special assessments for indebtedness contracted before 7/1/53.

     
  4. Payments in lieu of taxes: None required.
     
  5. Calculation of exemption:
    1. General Municipal and School District Taxes: 100% of assessed value.
    2. Special Ad Valorem Levies and Special Assessments: 100% of assessed value or other basis of assessment.

      The exemption applies to all levies and assessments imposed by counties, county special districts, towns and town special districts except (1) charges levied to pay for the capital costs of sewer systems, water supply systems, waterways and drainage improvements, and streets and highways, and (2) special assessments for indebtedness contracted before 7/1/53. The exemption does not apply to special assessments imposed by cities or villages.

  6. Coding of exemption on assessment roll:
     Coding of exemption on assessment roll
    Code Description of Alternative Codes Possible
    26050   

    Assessment Roll Section(s): Exempt (ARLM Section 8).

    Note: This 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.

  7. Filing requirements (Owner or Occupant of Property): None.
     
  8. Reporting requirements (Assessor): None.
     
  9. Similar exemptions:
     Similar exemptions
    Subject Statute
    Nonprofit organizations (permissive class) RPTL §420-b

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