The bill modifies the definition of the term "residential land" for the purpose of property tax classification. Currently, a parcel of land without a residential improvement is classified as residential land if it is contiguous with a parcel of land under common ownership upon which a residential improvement is located and if it is used as a unit in conjunction with the residential improvements located thereon. The bill modifies classification for this type of parcel by:
- Requiring the parcel to have the identical owner as the adjacent parcel based on the record title;
- Requiring the parcel to have a related improvement that is essential to the use of a residential improvement located on the identically owned contiguous residential land; and
- Specifying that contiguity in this instance is not interrupted by an intervening local service street, alley, or common element in a common-interest community.
The bill also removes from the definition parcels of land in a residential subdivision, the exclusive use of which land is established by the ownership of such residential improvements.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)