Property tax exemptions for clergy

At least 1,292 properties on Long Island were exempt from property taxes in 2017 because they were owned by clergy.

At least 1,292 properties on Long Island were exempt from property taxes in 2017 because they were owned by clergy, according to a Newsday examination of data from Nassau and Suffolk counties. Those properties were collectively worth $451 million, with the exempt amount in 2017, the latest year for which a breakdown is available, at more than $1.5 million for an average exemption of $10,208.36.

Here are the amounts broken down by school district. Lawrence had the most exempt properties, 114, followed by Hewlett-Woodmere, which had 80. Forty-three districts had five or fewer exempt properties. Seven school districts did not have an exempt clergy property within their borders: Amagansett, Cold Spring Harbor, Fire Island, New Suffolk, Quogue, Sagaponack and Wainscott. This database was posted on May 9, 2019.

Exempt clergy properties by school district

  • 0-4
  • 5-19
  • 20-34
  • 35-50
  • More than 50
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School district Properties Exempt full-value amount Total estimated tax on exemption Average estimated tax on exemption
School district Lawrence Properties 114 Exempt full-value amount $69,212,945.11 Total estimated tax on exemption $1,430,631.58 Average estimated tax on exemption $12,549.40
School district Hewlett-Woodmere Properties 80 Exempt full-value amount $43,491,666.67 Total estimated tax on exemption $1,755,758.58 Average estimated tax on exemption $21,946.98
School district West Hempstead Properties 41 Exempt full-value amount $20,647,777.78 Total estimated tax on exemption $676,214.72 Average estimated tax on exemption $16,493.04
School district Baldwin Properties 39 Exempt full-value amount $15,923,888.89 Total estimated tax on exemption $580,744.23 Average estimated tax on exemption $14,890.88
School district Westbury Properties 37 Exempt full-value amount $12,999,653.59 Total estimated tax on exemption $408,449.12 Average estimated tax on exemption $11,039.17
School district Uniondale Properties 35 Exempt full-value amount $13,652,222.22 Total estimated tax on exemption $316,321.99 Average estimated tax on exemption $9,037.77
School district Great Neck Properties 32 Exempt full-value amount $18,323,666.67 Total estimated tax on exemption $384,980.24 Average estimated tax on exemption $12,030.63
School district Elmont Properties 31 Exempt full-value amount $12,221,111.11 Total estimated tax on exemption $374,943.69 Average estimated tax on exemption $12,094.96
School district Hempstead Properties 31 Exempt full-value amount $12,065,000.00 Total estimated tax on exemption $380,650.75 Average estimated tax on exemption $12,279.06
School district Riverhead Properties 30 Exempt full-value amount $290,182.41 Total estimated tax on exemption $7,948.77 Average estimated tax on exemption $264.96
School district East Meadow Properties 28 Exempt full-value amount $13,046,666.67 Total estimated tax on exemption $427,017.40 Average estimated tax on exemption $15,250.62
School district Roosevelt Properties 28 Exempt full-value amount $8,711,111.11 Total estimated tax on exemption $245,392.00 Average estimated tax on exemption $8,764.00
School district Freeport Properties 27 Exempt full-value amount $10,816,111.11 Total estimated tax on exemption $318,750.79 Average estimated tax on exemption $11,805.58
School district Longwood Properties 26 Exempt full-value amount $4,616,666.67 Total estimated tax on exemption $144,363.17 Average estimated tax on exemption $5,552.43
School district Valley Stream 13 Properties 25 Exempt full-value amount $11,640,000.00 Total estimated tax on exemption $380,744.40 Average estimated tax on exemption $15,229.78
School district Malverne Properties 20 Exempt full-value amount $8,641,666.67 Total estimated tax on exemption $288,977.33 Average estimated tax on exemption $14,448.87
School district Half Hollow Hills Properties 18 Exempt full-value amount $2,962,500.00 Total estimated tax on exemption $72,950.00 Average estimated tax on exemption $4,052.78
School district William Floyd Properties 16 Exempt full-value amount $2,452,555.56 Total estimated tax on exemption $86,501.63 Average estimated tax on exemption $5,406.35
School district Deer Park Properties 15 Exempt full-value amount $2,142,857.14 Total estimated tax on exemption $67,114.29 Average estimated tax on exemption $4,474.29
School district Levittown Properties 15 Exempt full-value amount $6,230,000.00 Total estimated tax on exemption $255,367.70 Average estimated tax on exemption $17,024.51
School district Middle Country Properties 15 Exempt full-value amount $2,500,000.00 Total estimated tax on exemption $79,650.00 Average estimated tax on exemption $5,310.00
School district North Babylon Properties 15 Exempt full-value amount $1,935,714.29 Total estimated tax on exemption $59,697.43 Average estimated tax on exemption $3,979.83
School district Harborfields Properties 14 Exempt full-value amount $2,500,000.00 Total estimated tax on exemption $70,850.00 Average estimated tax on exemption $5,060.71
School district South Huntington Properties 14 Exempt full-value amount $2,500,000.00 Total estimated tax on exemption $71,875.00 Average estimated tax on exemption $5,133.93
School district Three Village Properties 14 Exempt full-value amount $2,311,111.11 Total estimated tax on exemption $71,552.00 Average estimated tax on exemption $5,110.86
School district Brentwood Properties 13 Exempt full-value amount $160,891.09 Total estimated tax on exemption $4,139.73 Average estimated tax on exemption $318.44
School district Hampton Bays Properties 13 Exempt full-value amount $19,500.00 Total estimated tax on exemption $343.20 Average estimated tax on exemption $26.40
School district Long Beach Properties 13 Exempt full-value amount $3,474,863.68 Total estimated tax on exemption $96,649.56 Average estimated tax on exemption $7,434.58
School district Mineola Properties 13 Exempt full-value amount $4,478,222.22 Total estimated tax on exemption $111,648.56 Average estimated tax on exemption $8,588.35
School district Sachem Properties 13 Exempt full-value amount $1,395,214.52 Total estimated tax on exemption $35,543.54 Average estimated tax on exemption $2,734.12
School district Amityville Properties 12 Exempt full-value amount $2,765,317.46 Total estimated tax on exemption $84,644.54 Average estimated tax on exemption $7,053.71
School district Central Islip Properties 12 Exempt full-value amount $148,514.85 Total estimated tax on exemption $5,757.67 Average estimated tax on exemption $479.81
School district South Country Properties 12 Exempt full-value amount $1,888,888.89 Total estimated tax on exemption $51,812.22 Average estimated tax on exemption $4,317.69
School district Valley Stream 30 Properties 12 Exempt full-value amount $5,515,555.56 Total estimated tax on exemption $170,375.51 Average estimated tax on exemption $14,197.96
School district Mattituck-Cutchogue Properties 11 Exempt full-value amount $1,633,663.37 Total estimated tax on exemption $25,566.83 Average estimated tax on exemption $2,324.26
School district New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Properties 11 Exempt full-value amount $5,987,222.22 Total estimated tax on exemption $157,014.60 Average estimated tax on exemption $14,274.05
School district Copiague Properties 10 Exempt full-value amount $1,473,214.29 Total estimated tax on exemption $45,758.04 Average estimated tax on exemption $4,575.80
School district Eastport-South Manor Properties 10 Exempt full-value amount $1,350,555.56 Total estimated tax on exemption $42,048.35 Average estimated tax on exemption $4,204.84
School district Herricks Properties 10 Exempt full-value amount $6,957,777.78 Total estimated tax on exemption $191,478.04 Average estimated tax on exemption $19,147.80
School district Huntington Properties 10 Exempt full-value amount $1,785,714.29 Total estimated tax on exemption $48,017.86 Average estimated tax on exemption $4,801.79
School district Merrick Properties 10 Exempt full-value amount $5,584,444.44 Total estimated tax on exemption $197,354.27 Average estimated tax on exemption $19,735.43
School district Oceanside Properties 10 Exempt full-value amount $5,595,555.56 Total estimated tax on exemption $161,543.69 Average estimated tax on exemption $16,154.37
School district Patchogue-Medford Properties 10 Exempt full-value amount $1,666,666.67 Total estimated tax on exemption $50,916.67 Average estimated tax on exemption $5,091.67
School district Southampton Properties 10 Exempt full-value amount $15,000.00 Total estimated tax on exemption $92.25 Average estimated tax on exemption $9.23
School district Bethpage Properties 9 Exempt full-value amount $4,512,777.78 Total estimated tax on exemption $137,549.47 Average estimated tax on exemption $15,283.27
School district Hicksville Properties 9 Exempt full-value amount $4,227,777.78 Total estimated tax on exemption $108,357.94 Average estimated tax on exemption $12,039.77
School district Massapequa Properties 9 Exempt full-value amount $5,583,333.33 Total estimated tax on exemption $176,098.33 Average estimated tax on exemption $19,566.48
School district Smithtown Properties 9 Exempt full-value amount $1,030,534.35 Total estimated tax on exemption $27,793.51 Average estimated tax on exemption $3,088.17
School district Connetquot Properties 8 Exempt full-value amount $99,009.90 Total estimated tax on exemption $2,823.76 Average estimated tax on exemption $352.97
School district Farmingdale Properties 8 Exempt full-value amount $2,741,706.35 Total estimated tax on exemption $87,767.63 Average estimated tax on exemption $10,970.95
School district Wyandanch Properties 8 Exempt full-value amount $1,200,000.00 Total estimated tax on exemption $41,304.00 Average estimated tax on exemption $5,163.00
School district East Hampton Properties 7 Exempt full-value amount $1,842,105.26 Total estimated tax on exemption $13,355.26 Average estimated tax on exemption $1,907.89
School district Elwood Properties 7 Exempt full-value amount $1,250,000.00 Total estimated tax on exemption $36,675.00 Average estimated tax on exemption $5,239.29
School district Glen Cove Properties 7 Exempt full-value amount $10,500.00 Total estimated tax on exemption $328.34 Average estimated tax on exemption $46.91
School district Lindenhurst Properties 7 Exempt full-value amount $937,500.00 Total estimated tax on exemption $31,293.75 Average estimated tax on exemption $4,470.54
School district Plainview-Old Bethpage Properties 7 Exempt full-value amount $3,626,666.67 Total estimated tax on exemption $118,918.40 Average estimated tax on exemption $16,988.34
School district Rocky Point Properties 7 Exempt full-value amount $1,219,444.44 Total estimated tax on exemption $38,900.28 Average estimated tax on exemption $5,557.18
School district Sag Harbor Properties 7 Exempt full-value amount $272,157.89 Total estimated tax on exemption $2,530.19 Average estimated tax on exemption $361.46
School district Southold Properties 7 Exempt full-value amount $1,039,603.96 Total estimated tax on exemption $15,552.48 Average estimated tax on exemption $2,221.78
School district Syosset Properties 7 Exempt full-value amount $4,866,666.67 Total estimated tax on exemption $155,052.00 Average estimated tax on exemption $22,150.29
School district Bay Shore Properties 6 Exempt full-value amount $74,257.43 Total estimated tax on exemption $2,479.46 Average estimated tax on exemption $413.24
School district Bridgehampton Properties 6 Exempt full-value amount $9,000.00 Total estimated tax on exemption $49.95 Average estimated tax on exemption $8.33
School district Commack Properties 6 Exempt full-value amount $1,007,360.96 Total estimated tax on exemption $30,241.40 Average estimated tax on exemption $5,040.23
School district Floral Park Properties 6 Exempt full-value amount $3,287,222.22 Total estimated tax on exemption $89,083.72 Average estimated tax on exemption $14,847.29
School district Franklin Square Properties 6 Exempt full-value amount $2,982,222.22 Total estimated tax on exemption $85,619.60 Average estimated tax on exemption $14,269.93
School district Locust Valley Properties 6 Exempt full-value amount $4,372,777.78 Total estimated tax on exemption $113,910.86 Average estimated tax on exemption $18,985.14
School district North Bellmore Properties 6 Exempt full-value amount $3,095,555.56 Total estimated tax on exemption $106,765.71 Average estimated tax on exemption $17,794.29
School district Northport-East Northport Properties 6 Exempt full-value amount $1,071,428.57 Total estimated tax on exemption $23,335.71 Average estimated tax on exemption $3,889.29
School district West Babylon Properties 6 Exempt full-value amount $803,571.43 Total estimated tax on exemption $25,875.00 Average estimated tax on exemption $4,312.50
School district Westhampton Beach Properties 6 Exempt full-value amount $9,000.00 Total estimated tax on exemption $94.59 Average estimated tax on exemption $15.77
School district Comsewogue Properties 5 Exempt full-value amount $937,222.22 Total estimated tax on exemption $27,994.83 Average estimated tax on exemption $5,598.97
School district Center Moriches Properties 5 Exempt full-value amount $833,333.33 Total estimated tax on exemption $26,291.67 Average estimated tax on exemption $5,258.33
School district Plainedge Properties 5 Exempt full-value amount $2,369,444.44 Total estimated tax on exemption $88,759.39 Average estimated tax on exemption $17,751.88
School district Shelter Island Properties 5 Exempt full-value amount $7,500.00 Total estimated tax on exemption $60.90 Average estimated tax on exemption $12.18
School district Springs Properties 5 Exempt full-value amount $1,315,789.47 Total estimated tax on exemption $13,302.63 Average estimated tax on exemption $2,660.53
School district Valley Stream 24 Properties 5 Exempt full-value amount $2,727,222.22 Total estimated tax on exemption $90,871.04 Average estimated tax on exemption $18,174.21
School district Babylon Properties 4 Exempt full-value amount $535,714.29 Total estimated tax on exemption $17,860.71 Average estimated tax on exemption $4,465.18
School district East Islip Properties 4 Exempt full-value amount $49,504.95 Total estimated tax on exemption $1,557.92 Average estimated tax on exemption $389.48
School district Garden City Properties 4 Exempt full-value amount $2,763,333.33 Total estimated tax on exemption $64,136.97 Average estimated tax on exemption $16,034.24
School district Manhasset Properties 4 Exempt full-value amount $1,851,111.11 Total estimated tax on exemption $35,652.40 Average estimated tax on exemption $8,913.10
School district Montauk Properties 4 Exempt full-value amount $1,052,631.58 Total estimated tax on exemption $7,757.89 Average estimated tax on exemption $1,939.47
School district North Shore Properties 4 Exempt full-value amount $1,876,376.75 Total estimated tax on exemption $49,142.31 Average estimated tax on exemption $12,285.58
School district Rockville Centre Properties 4 Exempt full-value amount $2,397,777.78 Total estimated tax on exemption $80,229.64 Average estimated tax on exemption $20,057.41
School district Roslyn Properties 4 Exempt full-value amount $2,327,222.22 Total estimated tax on exemption $62,625.55 Average estimated tax on exemption $15,656.39
School district Wantagh Properties 4 Exempt full-value amount $2,212,777.78 Total estimated tax on exemption $72,158.68 Average estimated tax on exemption $18,039.67
School district Bellmore Properties 3 Exempt full-value amount $2,012,222.22 Total estimated tax on exemption $69,904.60 Average estimated tax on exemption $23,301.53
School district Carle Place Properties 3 Exempt full-value amount $1,354,444.44 Total estimated tax on exemption $35,283.28 Average estimated tax on exemption $11,761.09
School district East Moriches Properties 3 Exempt full-value amount $476,666.67 Total estimated tax on exemption $14,638.43 Average estimated tax on exemption $4,879.48
School district East Williston Properties 3 Exempt full-value amount $2,290,000.00 Total estimated tax on exemption $64,326.10 Average estimated tax on exemption $21,442.03
School district Hauppauge Properties 3 Exempt full-value amount $241,383.87 Total estimated tax on exemption $5,546.32 Average estimated tax on exemption $1,848.77
School district Island Trees Properties 3 Exempt full-value amount $1,381,666.67 Total estimated tax on exemption $45,512.10 Average estimated tax on exemption $15,170.70
School district Jericho Properties 3 Exempt full-value amount $2,271,666.67 Total estimated tax on exemption $66,150.93 Average estimated tax on exemption $22,050.31
School district Kings Park Properties 3 Exempt full-value amount $343,511.45 Total estimated tax on exemption $8,574.05 Average estimated tax on exemption $2,858.02
School district Lynbrook Properties 3 Exempt full-value amount $1,866,111.11 Total estimated tax on exemption $61,674.97 Average estimated tax on exemption $20,558.32
School district Miller Place Properties 3 Exempt full-value amount $500,000.00 Total estimated tax on exemption $15,360.00 Average estimated tax on exemption $5,120.00
School district Mount Sinai Properties 3 Exempt full-value amount $500,000.00 Total estimated tax on exemption $15,040.00 Average estimated tax on exemption $5,013.33
School district Oyster Bay-East Norwich Properties 3 Exempt full-value amount $1,986,111.11 Total estimated tax on exemption $44,290.28 Average estimated tax on exemption $14,763.43
School district Port Jefferson Properties 3 Exempt full-value amount $500,000.00 Total estimated tax on exemption $10,230.00 Average estimated tax on exemption $3,410.00
School district Port Washington Properties 3 Exempt full-value amount $2,368,888.89 Total estimated tax on exemption $56,640.13 Average estimated tax on exemption $18,880.04
School district Shoreham-Wading River Properties 3 Exempt full-value amount $344,148.04 Total estimated tax on exemption $9,491.84 Average estimated tax on exemption $3,163.95
School district Tuckahoe Properties 3 Exempt full-value amount $4,500.00 Total estimated tax on exemption $50.22 Average estimated tax on exemption $16.74
School district West Islip Properties 3 Exempt full-value amount $37,128.71 Total estimated tax on exemption $1,117.20 Average estimated tax on exemption $372.40
School district Greenport Properties 2 Exempt full-value amount $742,574.26 Total estimated tax on exemption $11,502.48 Average estimated tax on exemption $5,751.24
School district Island Park Properties 2 Exempt full-value amount $1,390,555.56 Total estimated tax on exemption $30,091.62 Average estimated tax on exemption $15,045.81
School district Islip Properties 2 Exempt full-value amount $24,752.48 Total estimated tax on exemption $843.81 Average estimated tax on exemption $421.91
School district North Merrick Properties 2 Exempt full-value amount $1,136,666.67 Total estimated tax on exemption $41,272.37 Average estimated tax on exemption $20,636.18
School district Oysterponds Properties 2 Exempt full-value amount $297,029.70 Total estimated tax on exemption $2,979.21 Average estimated tax on exemption $1,489.60
School district Seaford Properties 2 Exempt full-value amount $578,333.33 Total estimated tax on exemption $19,420.43 Average estimated tax on exemption $9,710.22
School district Bayport-Blue Point Properties 1 Exempt full-value amount $12,376.24 Total estimated tax on exemption $426.24 Average estimated tax on exemption $426.24
School district East Quogue Properties 1 Exempt full-value amount $1,500.00 Total estimated tax on exemption $23.45 Average estimated tax on exemption $23.45
School district East Rockaway Properties 1 Exempt full-value amount $306,666.67 Total estimated tax on exemption $10,077.07 Average estimated tax on exemption $10,077.07
School district Remsenburg-Speonk Properties 1 Exempt full-value amount $1,500.00 Total estimated tax on exemption $14.21 Average estimated tax on exemption $14.21
School district Sayville Properties 1 Exempt full-value amount $12,376.24 Total estimated tax on exemption $407.43 Average estimated tax on exemption $407.43

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