Town of Charlestown, RI
Washington County
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Editor's Note: Former Art. VII, Business Tangible Property, adopted 5-11-1998 by Ord. No. 212, was repealed 5-13-2002 by Ord. No. 244.
The purpose of this article shall be to provide a real estate property tax exemption in total, for dwellings and buildings that include housing, the land on which they stand not exceeding one acre in size, or a minimum lot size for zone in which the building is located, owned by or held in trust for any religious organization and actually used by its officiating clergy, used as a convent, nunnery or retreat center by its religious order.
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Subject to further legislative authorization by the General Assembly, dwellings and buildings that include housing, the land on which they stand, not exceeding one acre in size, or the minimum lot size for zone in which the dwelling house is located, owned by or held in trust for any religious organization and actually used by its officiating clergy, used as a convent, nunnery or retreat center by its religious order.
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This ordinance shall be effective only upon passage of enabling legislative authorization by the General Assembly and all taxes shall be retroactively abated for those on the Tax Roll as of December 31, 2005.