2009 Rhode Island Code
Title 44 - Taxation
CHAPTER 44-3 - Property Subject to Taxation
§ 44-3-32.1 - Portsmouth – Tax exemption for farmland, forest land or open space.

SECTION 44-3-32.1

   § 44-3-32.1  Portsmouth – Tax exemption for farmland, forest land or open space. – (a) The town council of the town of Portsmouth may, by ordinance, exempt from taxation any real property situated in the town classified and utilized as farmland, forest land or open space land pursuant to the provisions of chapter 27 of this title, or pursuant to a classification established by ordinance. The amount of the exemption, and the rules and regulations regarding eligibility for the exemption and classification as farmland, forest land or open space land, shall be provided for by ordinance, and the town council of the town of Portsmouth may, from time to time, by amendment to the ordinance, make those changes in the amount of exemption granted, and the rules and regulations regarding eligibility for the exemption and classification as farmland, forest land or open space land, as it deems necessary to promote the purpose of this section.

   (b) The town council of the town of Portsmouth is authorized in the ordinance to provide that any person who obtains an exemption pursuant to the ordinance to which the person is not entitled, by the filing or making of any false statement, or the proffering of any document or other writing known by the person to have been altered, forged, or to contain any false or untrue information, is liable to the town of Portsmouth for an amount equal to double the amount of reductions in taxes resulting from the exemption, which amount is recoverable by the town in a civil action.

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