Find a Tax-Free Zone
Below are forms to guide colleges and universities through the START-UP NY process.
START-UP NY Designation ChecklistA helpful list of requirements you should read before submitting the tax-free area plan to the state.
Property Designation Submission TemplatePlease use this template to submit property details in order to become a tax-free area for START-UP NY.
START-UP NY Guide for Submitting Campus Plan for Designation of Tax-Free AreaThis detailed guide is designed for your reference when preparing a tax-free area plan for State approval for START-UP NY.
For Private Universities/Colleges Only:
Guide to Developing a Campus Designation Plan
Business Selection Process Guidelines
Conflict of Interest Policy Guidelines
These are the START-UP NY certified types of institutions within New York State. For more on the spaces eligible to be designated as a tax-free zone, click learn more below.
Want to know more about START-UP NY program requirements for participating businesses and schools?
Download Regulations PDF
Download Statutes PDF