CLINTON COUNTY REAL PROPERTY OFFICE

 
  OFFICE HOURS: Monday – Friday 8-5
Phone (518) 565-4760
Fax (518) 565-4773
   

Director of Real Property Services
Martine Gonyo
518-565-4763
martine.gonyo@clintoncountygov.com

Senior Tax Map Technician
Alan Miner
518-565-4760

alan.miner@clintoncountygov.com


Senior Assessment Control Examiner
Jeremiah Cross
518-565-4479

jeremiah.cross@clintoncountygov.com


Real Property Information Analyst
Miranda Major
518-565-4762

miranda.major@clintoncountygov.com


Assessment Control Examiner

Tracy DeCoste
518-565-4761

tracy.decoste@clintoncountygov.com

Assessor
Timothy Surpitski
518-565-4760

tammy.lacey@clintoncountygov.com
Trevor Finley
518-565-4760

tammy.lacey@clintoncountygov.com

Real Property System Coordinator
Tammy Lacey
518-565-4763

tammy.lacey@clintoncountygov.com
     
  

      
 

Business Investment Property Exemption

To the extent allowed by local option, commercial and industrial facilities that are constructed, altered, installed or improved after July 1, 1976 (or some later date set by the taxing jurisdiction) at a cost exceeding $10,000 (or some higher minimum chosen by the taxing unit) are partially exempt from taxation and special ad valorem levies, but are liable for special assessments. However, initial exemptions granted on or after 8/5/97 are liable for special ad valorem levies established for fire district, fire protection district, and fire alarm district purposes. The exemption may be granted only after the construction or improvement project has been completed.
State law allows the exemption to be granted to facilities used primarily for the buying, selling, storing, or development of goods or services, the manufacture or assembly of goods, or the processing of raw materials; however, local taxing jurisdictions may restrict exemption to only some types of businesses in any or all of these categories. If they are not excluded from eligibility by the taxing jurisdiction, the exemption also applies to hotels and motels, but not to property used primarily for the furnishing of other types of dwelling accommodations to residents or transients. A taxing jurisdiction that restricts the exemption by type of business may also restrict it to one or more specific geographic areas.
Generally the amount of the exemption in the first year is 50% of the increase in the assessed value attributable to the improvement. The exemption amount then decreases by 5% in each of the next nine years. This declining percentage continues to be applied to the increase in assessed value determined in the first year of the exemption, unless there is a change in level of assessment for an assessment roll of 15% or more, as certified by the Office of Real Property Tax Services, in which case an adjustment is required. A municipality which restricts the exemption to specific types of property and geographic areas may establish a different exemption schedule (i.e., 50% for one, two and three; 40, 30, 20% in years four, five and six; 10% in years seven, eight and nine; and 5% in year ten). Consult your assessor to ascertain the specific schedule or schedules that apply.

MUNICIPALITY

DATE ADOPTED

Altona

6/24/90

Ausable

Opted Out

Beekmantown

9/9/80

Black Brook

8/30/76

Champlain   

Opted Out

Chazy

Opted Out

Clinton

Opted Out

Dannemora

Opted Out

Ellenburg

Opted Out

Mooers

Opted Out

Peru

Opted Out

Plattsburgh (Town)

Opted Out

Plattsburgh (City)

Opted Out

Saranac

Opted Out

Schuyler Falls

Opted Out

 

 

VILLAGES

 

Keeseville

Opted Out

Champlain

Opted Out

Dannemora

Opted Out

Rouses Point

Opted Out

 

 

CLINTON COUNTY

Opted Out

 

 

SCHOOL DISTRICTS

 

Ausable Valley Central

6/14/78

Beekmantown Central

Opted Out

Chateaugay Central

Opted Out

Chazy Central

Opted Out

Northeastern Clinton

Opted Out

Northern Adirondack

Opted Out

Peru Central

Opted Out

Saranac Central

Opted Out

Saranac Lake Central

Opted Out

City of Plattsburgh

Opted Out

 

RP-485b Exemption Application

RP-485b Instructions