Town of Bethel, NY
Sullivan County
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[Adopted 12-9-2015 by L.L. No. 4-2015]
Pursuant to § 458-a, Subdivision (7), of the Real Property Tax Law, the Town of Bethel is authorized to adopt a local law establishing a partial exemption from the Town portion of real property taxes for Gold Star Parents who own and use qualified residential real property within the Town of Bethel. It is the desire of the Town of Bethel to provide for such exemption on Town of Bethel properties to reward such parents for their children's valued service to our country.
The term "Gold Star Parent" shall have the definition ascribed to it at section 458-a, Subdivision (7), of the Real Property Tax Law.
A Gold Star Parent hereby is included within the definition of "Qualified Owner" as provided in paragraph (c) of Subdivision (1) of § 458-a of the Real Property Tax Law, and property owned by a Gold Star Parent hereby is included within the definition of "Qualifying Residential Real Property" as provided in paragraph (d) of Subdivision (1) of § 458-a of the Real Property Tax Law, provided that such property shall be the primary residence of the Gold Star Parent.
The additional exemption provided for in paragraph (c) of Subdivision (2) of § 458-a of the Real Property Tax Law shall not apply to real property owned by a Gold Star Parent.