Cement Driveways and Your Property Tax


i am considering a cement driveway, but was told by a friend that in doing so, would increase my property tax in new york. his reasoning is that it would be concidered a "perminant addition". has anyone heard such a thing?
thank you in advance for your time and input...
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it is, here. a concrete driveway is taxed, but an asphalt one is not (I'm in the midwest US).
best way to find out is to visit your local assessor and ask for the criteria they use. here, it's on the property card. metal awning, concrete pad, etc - all facets of your property are considered in order to milk as much money as possible from you.
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Loz2386 wrote:

Tax is based on property value. Drive way will increase the value. Any addition will.
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Never heard of it. Anything that increases the value of your home will thus increase the tax bill, but I've never heard of a differentiation specific for driveway materials. You may want to ask your tax assessor, because your town may have some quirky laws the rest of us never heard of.
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You could do a cement driveway, and cover it, periodically, w/ 1/16" of asphalt. Who'll know?? -- Mr. P.V.'d (formerly Droll Troll), Yonkers, NY Stop Corruption in Congress & Send the Ultimate Message: Absolutely Vote, for *Anyone BUT* a Democrat or a Republican Ending Corruption in Congress is the Single Best Way to Materially Improve Your Life entropic3.14decay at optonline2.718 dot net; remove pi and e to reply--ie, all d'numbuhs

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Proctologically Violated wrote:

Looks like you hate corruption but like cheating covering concrete drive way with ashpalt?
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Hmmmm.... You know how to use pyooters, but you cain't think a single move ahead in a chess game. Well, here's the move: Tax-collecting municipalities are run by corrupt Dems/Repubs, who fuck every man woman and child clear up to the ileocecal valve each and every day. And who get drunk at the end of the day, and laugh 'til their dizzy over the whole ass-fucking process. To them, it's hilarious.
It thus deeply pains me to give them 1c beyond what is "actually owed", civically. Which is proly only about 1/3 of the taxes they are already collecting. So I figger they owe me, at this point, about $250,000--penalties, donchaknow.
Iny other premature judgments you'd like to make? -- Mr. P.V.'d (formerly Droll Troll), Yonkers, NY Stop Corruption in Congress & Send the Ultimate Message: Absolutely Vote, for *Anyone BUT* a Democrat or a Republican Ending Corruption in Congress is the Single Best Way to Materially Improve Your Life entropic3.14decay at optonline2.718 dot net; remove pi and e to reply--ie, all d'numbuhs

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Proctologically Violated wrote:

you ought to run for a government post, since you seem to have no better thing to do than glog up intelligent discussion with your filth, and hide behind a pseudonym so you family does have to hang it''s head in shame.
either put up or shut up. don't like the government? get on the ballot.
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Who said it was a pseudonym????
Actually, my family is encouraging me to run. I am, in fact, the party nominee of the Independent Party of The Proctologically Violated (M)asses, which I used to announce in my sig, until I discovered a far easier solution, currently in my sig. Clucking school marms, such as yourself, just don't get it. You think that pain in your backside is just a hemorrhoid. It's not. When The Insertion reaches your ileocecal valve, you might get it. -- Mr. P.V.'d (formerly Droll Troll), Yonkers, NY Stop Corruption in Congress & Send the Ultimate Message: Absolutely Vote, for *Anyone BUT* a Democrat or a Republican Ending Corruption in Congress is the Single Best Way to Materially Improve Your Life entropic3.14decay at optonline2.718 dot net; remove pi and e to reply--ie, all d'numbuhs
Proctologically Violated wrote:

you ought to run for a government post, since you seem to have no better thing to do than glog up intelligent discussion with your filth, and hide behind a pseudonym so you family does have to hang it''s head in shame.
either put up or shut up. don't like the government? get on the ballot.
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Loz2386 wrote:

I can't speak for your particular area, but in this area, also in NY, a brick walkway in sand is valued less than a brick walkway on concrete, so it stands to reason that a concrete driveway would be taxed at a higher rate. Talk to the powers that be and find out exactly how much the concrete driveway would raise your taxes so you can make an informed decision.
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I've heard that here in MN, asphalt is considered 'temporary' but concrete 'permanant', so there is a tax difference.
Seems odd to me -- our last driveway, which we just replaced, was 25 years old, and could have lived on -- we wanted it a bit wider so we went ahead and replaced it. Otherwise with a little TLC the old one could have made it another 5 years at least.
-Tim
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Loz2386 wrote:

them. If hiring a contractor, I'd ask him. If it is a new driveway and requires a building permit (should not need a building permit to repair an old one), I'd be wary that it might add to your tax base.
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Frank wrote:

What makes you think a driveway contractor knows anything about how property tax valuations are done? If he's going to ask, he should ask the local tax assessor.
If it is a new driveway

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I agree with the above person who wrote this:
"all facets of your property are considered in order to milk as much money as possible from you. "
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Yeah, and when talking to the tax man, or anyone else in fukn gummint, use a pay phone. -- Mr. P.V.'d (formerly Droll Troll), Yonkers, NY Stop Corruption in Congress & Send the Ultimate Message: Absolutely Vote, for *Anyone BUT* a Democrat or a Republican Ending Corruption in Congress is the Single Best Way to Materially Improve Your Life entropic3.14decay at optonline2.718 dot net; remove pi and e to reply--ie, all d'numbuhs

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In NJ if a concrete structure touches the foundation of your house, it will be considered a permanant structure, and thus your taxes will go up. So, if you build a shed with concrete floor, your taxes don't increase. If you have a brick patio, that won't increase your taxes either. If you have a concrete patio, that won't increase your taxes as long as it doesn't touch the foundation... go figure!
So, you can get creative and get a concrete drive way, and have the last one foot done with bricks :-)
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Hilarious. Plus, a lotta towns are now being re-assessed in NJ. Not so hilarious. -- Mr. P.V.'d (formerly Droll Troll), Yonkers, NY Stop Corruption in Congress & Send the Ultimate Message: Absolutely Vote, for *Anyone BUT* a Democrat or a Republican Ending Corruption in Congress is the Single Best Way to Materially Improve Your Life entropic3.14decay at optonline2.718 dot net; remove pi and e to reply--ie, all d'numbuhs

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'Round here, the assessor gets a copy of every building permit. A new driveway increases the value of your home, but not by much. Divide the cost of the driveway ($3000 ?) by the value of your house ($300,000 ?), that's 1%, so figure a 1% increase in that example. Plug in your own numbers.
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Avoid permits at almost all costs. Viva Clinton: Don't ask, don't tell. Not the big deal in house selling that some make it--unless some asshole goes out of their way to make it a big deal. Always a gamble. Know yer risk aversion. -- Mr. P.V.'d (formerly Droll Troll), Yonkers, NY Stop Corruption in Congress & Send the Ultimate Message: Absolutely Vote, for *Anyone BUT* a Democrat or a Republican Ending Corruption in Congress is the Single Best Way to Materially Improve Your Life entropic3.14decay at optonline2.718 dot net; remove pi and e to reply--ie, all d'numbuhs

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Loz2386 wrote:

Well, a cement driveway would not last too long. I suggest a concrete driveway though.
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