27:7-21.7. Monthly service charge payable by lessee; in lieu of local property or leasehold estate taxes
Every lease agreement, except leases entered into by public bodies or agencies for public purposes, nonprofit housing corporations, or with persons or for uses exempted from taxation pursuant to the provisions of Title 54 of the Revised Statutes, shall contain a provision requiring the lessee to pay to the Department of Transportation, in addition to the rental price, a monthly service charge in lieu of local property or leasehold estate taxes for each month or portion thereof of possession or occupancy, said charge to be equal to 1/12 of the tax on the property for the year in which it was acquired by the department. All such service charges shall be for the use of and shall be transmitted to the municipality in which such property is located; provided, however, no service charge collected by the department pursuant to such a provision shall be transmitted to the municipality for that portion of a calendar year in which taxes have previously been paid by the department or by the previous owner.
L.1967, c. 268, s. 4, eff. Jan. 8, 1968.
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