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The Averill Park Central School District’s Board of Education is considering a resolution to allow for a Volunteer Firefighter / Ambulance Worker Property Tax Exemption. This exemption was most recently discussed during a Board of Education meeting on Monday, September 11, 2023.

A presentation on the proposed exemption will be given at the District’s next BOE meeting on October 16, 2023. If the Board decides to move forward after the presentation, then a public hearing would be tentatively scheduled for November 13, 2023 and a vote could be held for members of the BOE on December 11, 2023. The District has until March 1, 2024 to decide if the exemption will be adopted in order to have it in effect for taxes due in September 2024.

The decision will provide eligible volunteer firefighters and/or volunteer ambulance workers, having a set number of years of service, an up to 10% school property tax exemption on their primary residence. This tax exemption was made possible through state legislation signed by Governor Kathy Hochul in December of 2022.

We thank all of our volunteer, part-time and full-time first responders for their hard work and dedication to their communities.