§ 44-5-60.1. Johnston Homestead exemptions.
(a) The mayor of the town of Johnston, upon approval of the town council, is authorized to annually fix the amount, if any, of homestead exemption with respect to assessed value from local taxation on taxable real property used for residential purposes in the town of Johnston and to grant homestead exemptions to the owner(s) of that residential real estate in an amount not to exceed twenty percent (20%) of the assessed value. That exemption only applies to class 3 residential property as defined in § 44-5-57 improved with a dwelling house whose owner is a resident of Johnston and who occupies the property as his or her principal residence. The dwelling house shall consist of no more than five (5) dwelling units. In order to determine compliance with the homestead exemption as outlined in this section, the town council shall provide, by resolution or ordinance, rules and regulations governing eligibility for the exemption established by this section.
(b) In the event property granted an exemption under this section is sold or transferred during the year for which the exemption is claimed, the mayor of the town of Johnston, upon approval of the town council, may provide for a proration of the homestead exemption in cases where title to property passes from those not entitled to claim an exemption to those who are entitled to claim an exemption. Provided, that there shall be a homestead exemption for owner-occupied residential and commercial mixed-use (class 5) real estate in an amount not to exceed ten percent (10%) of the assessed value.
(P.L. 2000, ch. 36, § 1; P.L. 2017, ch. 179, § 1; P.L. 2017, ch. 363, § 1.)