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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church

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    Real Property Tax Exemption

    Churches must renew their property tax exemption each year. Renewal forms must reach your assessor’s office by the deadline date, which for most towns is March 1st. Check with your assessor’s office to confirm the date for your town. This deadline is critical. Missing the deadline date may result in the denial or revocation of your church’s real property tax exemption. This filing includes all church buildings, parsonages and all other parcels used for religious purposes.

    To renew your exemption, use Renewal Application for Real Property Tax Exemption Forms
      1. Organizational Purpose Form RP-420-a/b-RNW-I
      2. Property Use Form RP-420-a/b-RNW II

    If you do not receive a form in the mail from your town, they are available on the web at

    If you have questions, contact Pat Toukatly at or by phone at (315) 898-2010.

    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 867 local churches and 65 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."