Exemption Administration Manual, Part 2: Multiple dwellings and urban renewal—Section 4.07 - RPTL Section 467-f: Protective and safety Devices installed in multiple dwellings in New York City
Section 4.07 - RPTL Section 467-f: Protective and safety Devices installed in multiple dwellings in New York City
Not applicable (see Coding of abatement on assessment roll below).
Year originally enacted:
If authorized by a local law or ordinance, certain installation of grab bars in rented or leased units occupied by senior citizens or disabled persons are eligible for an abatement in taxes which varies depending upon the method required for installing the grab bars. The tax abatement does not apply to special assessments.
Property must be owned by a private individual or organization.
Property location requirements:
Property must be located in New York City.
Property use requirements:
Eligible grab bars may be installed on the walls of shower and bathtub stalls and adjacent to toilets or water closets upon request by a senior citizen or disabled tenant. The Commissioner of the New York City Department of Finance is authorized to promulgate rules necessary to effectuate section 467-f.
Certification by state or local government:
None set forth in Section 467-f
Required construction start date or other time requirement:
Yes. The City of New York may choose whether or not to allow the abatement. The option must be exercised through adoption of a local law or ordinance.
Limitation on exemption
|General municipal taxes||School district taxes||Special ad valorem tax||Special assessments|
|1. Amount||Yes*||Yes*||NA||No abatement allowed|
|2. Duration||No limit||No limit||NA||No abatement allowed|
|3. Taxing Jurisdiction||a. City||Ex||NA||NA||NA|
|b. 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:
The abatement for each eligible grab bar installed is:
- Up to $250 where the installation requires only the anchoring by screws or toggles;
- up to $400 where the installation requires not only (a) but also the removal and replacement of surrounding surface tiles and/or surrounding facade within the tub area;
- up to $800 where the installation requires not only (a) and (b) but also the removal and replacement of surface lines and underlayment behind the removed tiles.
Special ad valorem levies and special assessments:
No abatement allowed.
Coding of abatement on assessment roll
|Code||Description of alternative codes possible|
Note: Since the abatement allowed here is a reduction in actual taxes levied rather than a reduction in assessed value, no exemption code should be used and no dollar amount should be entered in the exempt value section of the assessment roll.
Filing requirements (owner or occupant of property)
Reporting requirements (assessor)
Please send general questions or comments to ORPTS.