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Local Option - Property Tax Exemption

dCHPP Glossary (PDF) (2 pp, 53K)

Date Last Updated12/24/2012
Incentive TypeTax
State/FederalVT
Incentive Administrator/Contact OfficeRenewable Energy Vermont
Incentive Initiation Date1/1/1975
Incentive Size and Funding SourceVermont allows municipalities the option of offering an exemption from the municipal real and personal property taxes for certain renewable energy systems (Note: state property taxes would still apply). The tax exemption applies to all component parts of a system including land upon which the facility is located, not to exceed one-half acre. Adoption of this exemption varies by municipality, but the exemption generally applies to the total value of the qualifying renewable energy system.
Eligible RecipientVermont taxpayers can apply the exemption to residential, commercial, and industrial real and personal property.
Eligible FuelDoes Not Specify
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required (%)Does Not Specify
Other Selected Eligibility CriteriaEligible systems include, but are not limited to, "windmills, facilities for the collection of solar energy or the conversion of organic matter to methane, net-metered systems ... and all component parts thereof including land upon which the facility is located, not to exceed one-half acre."
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