The New York State Legislature initially enacted the New York Agricultural Districts Law in 1971 to protect and promote the availability of land for farming purposes. The Agricultural Districts Law also provides for reduced property tax bills for land in agricultural production. Owners whose land satisfies the eligibility requirements may apply for an agricultrual assessment exemption. In addition, there is also an exemption for certain Farm Buildings. Remember, all new and renewal applications must be in the Assessor's Office by March 1st.
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The Town of Ulster, Ulster County and the School Districts participate in the Agricultural exemption which provides a partial exemption from real property taxation. Please refer to the "Question and Answer" Publication below for more information. General Information and Filing Requirements may also be found on page 6 and 7 of the Agricultural Exemption Application.
This Exemption Must be Renewed Each Year