The governing body of a municipality may determine to utilize the authority granted
under Article VIII, Section I, paragraph 6 of the New Jersey Constitution, and adopt an ordinance setting forth the eligibility or noneligibility of dwellings,
multiple dwellings, or commercial and industrial structures, or all of these, for
exemptions or abatements, or both, from taxation in areas in need of rehabilitation. The ordinance may differentiate among these types of structures as to whether the
property shall be eligible for exemptions or abatements, or both, within the limitations
set forth in P.L.1991, c. 441 (C.40A:21-1 et seq.). With respect to a type of structure, the ordinance shall specify the eligibility
of improvements, conversions, or construction, or all of these, for each type of structure. The ordinance may differentiate for the purposes of determining eligibility pursuant
to this section among the various neighborhoods, zones, areas or portions of the designated
area in need of rehabilitation.
An ordinance adopted pursuant to this section may be amended from time to time. An amendment to an ordinance shall not affect any exemption, abatement, or tax agreement
previously granted and in force prior to the amendment.
Application for exemptions and abatements from taxation may be filed pursuant to an
ordinance so adopted to take initial effect in the tax year in which the ordinance is adopted, and for tax years thereafter as set
forth in P.L.1991, c. 441 (C. 40A:21-1 et seq.), but no application for exemptions or abatements shall be filed for exemptions or
abatements to take initial effect in the eleventh tax year or any tax year occurring thereafter, unless the ordinance is readopted by
the governing body pursuant to this section.
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