The proposed legislation would require the Department of Finance, by no later than November 15 of each year, to provide notice of renewal by phone to property owners required to renew the Senior Citizen Homeowner Exemption or the Disabled Homeowner Exemption. The renewal notice would include, at a minimum, information regarding the mailing of the renewal application to the property owner, the filing deadline for the renewal application, and contact information in the event that the renewal application is not received.
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Int. No. 952
By Council Members Vallone, Chin, Rosenthal, Holden, Ampry-Samuel, Yeger and Grodenchik
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring notice of renewal of the senior citizen homeowner exemption and disabled homeowner exemption by phone
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 11 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 11-141 to read as follows:
§ 11-141 Notice of renewal of senior citizen homeowner exemption and disabled homeowner exemption. a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:
Disabled homeowner exemption. The term “disabled homeowner exemption” means the real property tax exemption authorized by section 11-245.4.
Renewal application. The term “renewal application” means the application form mailed by the department of finance pursuant to subdivision 5 of section 11-245.3 and subdivision 5 of section 11-245.4.
Senior citizen homeowner exemption. The term “senior citizen homeowner exemption” means the real property tax exemption authorized by section 11-245.3.
b. No later than November 15, the department of finance shall provide notice of renewal by phone to each property owner required to file a renewal application for the senior citizen homeowner exemption between January 15 and March 15 of the following calendar year or the disabled homeowner exemption on or before March 15 of the following calendar year.
c. The notice of renewal required by subdivision b of this section shall include at a minimum the following information:
1. Notice that the property owner will receive the renewal application in the mail;
2. The filing deadline for the renewal application; and
3. Contact information in the event that the property owner does not receive the renewal application by the applicable date as set forth in subdivision 5 of section 11-245.3 or subdivision 5 of section 11-245.4.
§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.