(a) The city council of the city of Central Falls, may, by ordinance, provide that
the property of each person who is a domiciled resident of the city of Central Falls
and which property is the principal residence of that person is exempt from taxation
as follows: owner-occupied dwellings of no more than five (5) units not to exceed
sixty thousand dollars ($60,000) of assessed valuation. The exemption is applied to residential property and includes property with up to
a total of five (5) residential units and may include one commercial or professional
use unit as part of the total of five (5) assessed units.
(b) Each person upon application for exemption shall provide by means of a sworn statement
to the assessor clear and convincing evidence to establish his or her legal residence
at the property subject to the exemption and eligibility for the exemption.
(c) In the event property granted an exemption under this section is sold or transferred
during the year for which the exemption is claimed, the city of Central Falls, upon
approval of the city council, may provide for a proration of the homestead exemption
in cases where title to a property passes from:
(1) Those not entitled to claim an exemption to those who are entitled to claim an
(2) A person entitled to claim an exemption to those who are not entitled to claim
(d) The city council of the city of Central Falls shall, by ordinance, establish rules
and regulations governing the acceptance of evidence of residence.
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