Saturday, March 20, 2010
New property tax classification affect Ohana Housing
The following is from the BFS website:
1. Homeowner/Non-Homeowner Land Classes
ORDINANCE 09-32 - NEW HOMEOWNER AND NON-HOMEOWNER LAND CLASSES
Effective with the 2010-2011 tax year, Ordinance 09-32 replaces the RESIDENTIAL land class with two new classes: HOMEOWNER and NON-HOMEOWNER.
The HOMEOWNER class includes properties used as a residence that have been granted a home exemption for each dwelling unit on the parcel, or that have been granted a dedication for residential use under Section 8-7.5, Revised Ordinances of Honolulu 1990 (“ROH”). Properties operating as transient vacation units or bed and breakfast homes under ROH Section 21-4.110 are excluded from the HOMEOWNER class.
The NON-HOMEOWNER class includes a parcel or portion thereof which is used as a residence but has not been granted a home exemption for each dwelling unit on the parcel, and also includes vacant land zoned residential, apartment, or country.
Properties classified as hotel and resort, commercial, industrial, agricultural, preservation, public service, and vacant agricultural are not eligible for the HOMEOWNER or NON-HOMEOWNER classes.
IF ANYONE HAS ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE HAVE THEM CALL THE REAL PROPERTY ASSESSOR’S INFORMATION HOTLINE AT 768-3799. A PERSON DOES ANSWER THE PHONE, LET IT RING TILL SOMEONE PICKS UP.