Exemption Administration Manual, Part 2: Agricultural and Forest—Section 4.08 - RPTL Section 483-a: Farm silos, farm feed grain storage bins, commodity sheds, bulk milk tanks and coolers, and manure storage and handling facilities
Section 4.08 - RPTL Section 483-a: Farm silos, farm feed grain storage bins, commodity sheds, bulk milk tanks and coolers, and manure storage and handling facilities
Year originally enacted:
Silos for preserving and storing forage in edible condition which are permanently affixed to agricultural land, farm feed grain storage bins, commodity sheds, bulk milk tanks and coolers used to hold milk awaiting shipment to market, and manure storage, handling and treatment facilities are exempt from taxation, special ad valorem levies, and special assessments.
Property location requirements:
Structure must be affixed to agricultural land.
Property use requirements:
Structure must be one of the following: a silo for preserving edible forage, a limited use structure designed and used for the storage of grains, farm feed grains and other feed components which may have a flat or conical bottom and is designed specifically for on-farm storage, a bulk milk tank or cooler used to hold milk prior to shipment to market, manure storage, or handling and treatment facilities, including composting of agricultural materials, such as livestock manure and farming wastes, food residuals or other organic wastes associated with food production or consumption of at least 50 percent by weight of its feedstock on an annual basis being livestock manure, farming wastes and crops grown specifically for use as composting feedstock. For purposes of this exemption food residuals means organic material, including, but not limited to, food scraps, food processing residue, and related soiled or unrecyclable paper used in food packing, preparation or cleanup.
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 limit||No limit|
|2. Duration||No limit||No limit||No limit||No limit|
|3. Taxing Jurisdiction||a. County or County Special Districts||Ex||NA||Ex||Ex|
|c. Town or Town Special District||Ex||NA||Ex||Ex|
|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:
100% of assessed value or other basis of assessment.
Coding of exemption on assessment roll
|Code||Description of alternative codes possible|
Assessment roll section(s):
Taxable (RPS Section 1).
Note: This code should be used only to identify the specific types of agricultural structure described above. Certain other agricultural land and structures may be eligible for exemption under one 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)
Filing of the form is required only in the first year.
Reporting requirements (assessor)
|Agricultural districts(formed by county or New York State)||Ag-Mkts L §305|
|Agricultural land outside agricultural district||Ag-Mkts L §306|
|Farm or food processing labor camps or commissaries||RPTL §483-d|
|Historic barns||RPTL §483-b|
|Replanted or expanded orchard and vineyard land||Ag-Mkts L §305(7)|
|Structures and buildings essential to the operation of agricultural and horticultural lands||RPTL §483|
|Temporary greenhouses||RPTL §483-c|
Please send general questions or comments to ORPTS.