Town of Pompey, NY
Onondaga County
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[Adopted 10-3-2005 by L.L. No. 4-2005, effective 1-1-2006]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ENROLLED MEMBER
An enrolled member of a fire/ambulance company in the Town of Pompey.
FIRE/AMBULANCE COMPANY
Any incorporated volunteer fire company, incorporated volunteer fire department, or incorporated volunteer ambulance service serving the Town of Pompey.
Pursuant to the provisions of Real Property Tax Law § 466-g, real property which is the primary residence of an enrolled member, or an enrolled member and such member's spouse, shall be entitled to an exemption from all Town real property taxes, exclusive of special assessments, to the extent of 10% of the assessed value of such property; provided, however, that such exemption shall in no event exceed $3,000 multiplied by the latest state equalization rate for the assessing unit in which such real property is located.
Qualifications for annual exemption:
A. 
The applicant must reside in the Town of Pompey.
B. 
The property is the primary residence of the applicant.
C. 
The property must be used exclusively for residential purposes; provided, however, that in the event any portion of such property is not used exclusively for the applicant's residence, but is used for other purposes, such portion shall be subject to taxation and the remaining portion only shall be entitled to the exemption provided by this article.
D. 
The applicant has been certified by the authority having jurisdiction for the Town fire/ambulance company as an enrolled member of such fire/ambulance company for at least five years.
Qualifications for lifetime exemption:
A. 
The applicant must reside in the Town.
B. 
The property is the primary residence of the applicant.
C. 
The applicant has been certified by the authority having jurisdiction for a Town fire/ambulance company as an enrolled member of such fire/ambulance company for at least 20 years.
D. 
The property must be used exclusively for residential purposes; provided, however, that in the event any portion of such property is not used exclusively for the applicant's residence, but is used for other purposes, such portion shall be subject to taxation and the remaining portion only shall be entitled to the exemption provided by this article.
The Town shall adopt by resolution the procedure for the certifications required by this article.