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Dog Law

Local Law No #1 for the Year 2010-Dog Control Law for the Town of Stony Creek-read the full text here.

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On June 22, 2010, Governor Paterson signed a measure into law as part of the 2010‐2011 State Budget that moves the remainder of the dog licensing function required by Article 7 of the Agriculture and Markets Law to the level of local government, while at the same time providing additional revenue and resources to assist licensing municipalities with this transition. On January 1, 2011 the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets will no longer provide dog tags, issue license renewals or maintain dog licensing data as a service to municipalities.  Municipalities currently authorized to issue dog licenses will assume the remainder of the dog licensing function.  You may download the Dog License Application here.

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Assessment Law -  Local Law 1 of 2018

A LOCAL LAW AMENDING LOCAL LAW 1 OF 2008 PROVIDING FOR AN
EXEMPTION FOR COLD WAR VETERANS FROM REAL PROPERTY TAX
PURSUANT TO REAL PROPERTY TAX LAW SECTION 458-B


Be it enacted by the Town Board (the “Board”) of the Town of Stony Creek (“Town”), County
of Warren, State of New York (“State”) as follows:
Section 1: PURPOSE.
The purpose of this article is to grant a partial exemption from town taxation to the extent of a
maximum of fifteen percentum (15%) of the assessed valuation of real property which is owned
by certain persons designated as "Cold War Veterans" pursuant to §458- b of the Real Property
Tax Law of the State of New York meeting the requirements of said section and its subdivisions.
Section 2:
Residential Real property resided upon and owned by Cold War Veterans as defined pursuant to
§458-b of the Real Property Tax Law of the State of New York shall be exempt from town taxes
to the extent of fifteen percentum (15%) of the assessed valuation of such property subject to the
following conditions:
Such exemption shall not exceed twelve thousand dollars or the product of twelve thousand
dollars multiplied by the latest state equalization rate of the assessing unit, or in the case of a
special assessing unit, the latest class ratio, whichever is less.
In addition to the exemption provided in Section 1 above, where the Cold War veteran received a
compensation rating from the United States department of veterans affairs or from the United
States department of defense because of a service connected disability, qualifying residential real
property shall be exempt from taxation to the extent of the product of the assessed value of such
property multiplied by fifty percent of the Cold War veteran disability rating; provided however,
that such exemption shall not exceed forty thousand dollars, or the product of forty thousand
dollars multiplied by the latest state equalization rate for the assessing unit, or, in the case of a
special assessing unit, the latest class ratio, whichever is less .
The property must be used exclusively for residential purposes, be occupied in whole or in part
by the owners and constitute the legal residence of the owners.
The exemption provided herein is granted only to the extent allowed or provided by the Real
Property Tax Law of the State of New York. If this article should be more restrictive, then this
article shall control.
The exemption from taxation provided by this Local Law shall not be applicable to taxes levied
for school purposes.
If a Cold War veteran receives an exemption under section four hundred fifty-eight or four
hundred fifty-eight-a of the Real Property Tax Law of the State of New York, the Cold War
veteran shall not be eligible to receive the exemption under this Local Law.
Section 3:
The exemption provided by paragraph (A) of this subdivision shall apply to qualifying owners of
qualifying real property for as long as they remain qualifying owners, without regard to the ten
(10) year limitation set forth in New York State Real Property Tax Law §458-b.
Section 4:
Application for exemption shall be made by the owner, or all of the owners, of the property on a
form prescribed by the New York State Board of Real Property Services. The owner or owners
shall file the completed form in the assessor's office on or before the first appropriate taxable
status date. The exemption shall continue in full force and effect for all appropriate subsequent
tax years and the owner or owners of the property shall not be required to re- file each year.
Applicants shall be required to re- file on or before the appropriate taxable status date if the
percentage of disability percentage increases or decreases or may re-file if other change have
occurred which affect qualification for an increased or decreased amount of exemption. Any
applicant convicted of willfully making any false statement in the application for such exemption
shall be subject to the penalties prescribed in the penal law.
Section 5: Effective Date.
This Local Law shall become effective upon filing with the New York Secretary of State.
Section 6: Severability.
If any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, section, or part of this Local Law or the
application thereof to any person, individual, corporation, firm, partnership, entity, or
circumstance shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or
unconstitutional, such order or judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder
thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision,
section, or part of this Local Law, or in its application to the person, individual, corporation,
firm, partnership, entity, or circumstance directly involved in the controversy in which such
order or judgment shall be rendered.