N.Y. Town Law Section 76
Apportionment of debts on division of towns

Debts owed by a town so divided or altered shall be apportioned in the same manner as the personal property of a town, and each town shall be charged with its share of the debts, according to the apportionment, and the amount of the unpaid taxes levied and assessed upon the taxable property of the town, divided or altered, before the division or alteration thereof, shall be apportioned between the several towns interested therein, according to the amount of taxable property in each town as the same existed before such division or alteration, to be ascertained by the last assessment-roll of the town. In making such division, there shall be set off to each town interested the unpaid taxes assessed and levied upon the real property within its borders and such as were assessed and levied upon personal property against persons or corporations who resided within its borders at the time of the assessment; and each town, to which the same are apportioned, shall have the same power, right and methods of collecting the same by warrant, action, sale or otherwise, as the town so divided or altered had, or would have had if such town had not been so divided or altered. Any such town having apportioned to it more than its proportion of unpaid taxes, according to the aforesaid taxable property, to be ascertained by the last assessment-roll of such town, shall pay to the other town or towns interested, such sum or sums as shall be necessary to make such apportionment correspond with the said taxable property, as ascertained by the said last assessment-roll of said town, before the said division or alteration.

Source: Section 76 — Apportionment of debts on division of towns, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/TWN/76 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 6, 2024).

Jul. 6, 2024

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