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Old 06-23-2012, 05:08 PM
 
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Hi,

We are looking to add a deck to our property about 15 feet away from our property so that we can put a patio set on it, the ground is uneven in this area. Does anyone know if this will increase our property taxes? We live in Suffolk County. I heard if it was unattached, it won't?

Thanks, IP
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Huntington
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If you don't report it, your taxes won't go up. Which may become an issue when it comes time for you to sell. Whenever that is.
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Nesconset, NY
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If you put a deck "15 feet away from [y]our property" won't the owners of the property you put it on mind?
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:51 PM
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I'm not sure what you mean by "deck with patio on top" - just can't picture it. At any rate, I think I remember hearing that anything lower than 8 inches off the ground does not need a permit/CO and won't affect taxes.

But I can guarantee that if you are not in compliance and build something away from your house and near your neighbor's property, they will generate a call to the nearest town or village building dept.
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:56 PM
 
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Oh heck.. just use pavers.
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Old 06-23-2012, 08:03 PM
 
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In the Town of Babylon it was anything unattached and under 18 inches. If it's free standing, it's not part of the house. Theoretically you could remove the deck if it's not attached.
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Old 06-23-2012, 08:05 PM
 
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Apologies, I mean to write 15 feet away from my house, not my property. It would be a wooden deck and on top of the deck, it would hold our patio furniture. That part of our property is sloped so we cant directly put patio furniture on it, we would need to build a deck for that.
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:11 AM
 
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In the Town of Babylon it was anything unattached and under 18 inches. If it's free standing, it's not part of the house. Theoretically you could remove the deck if it's not attached.

In Islip its 18 inches attached or unattached does not require a permit.
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