ERIE.GOV | Your information resource from the government of Erie County, New York

County Executive Elected Officials County Departments Living In Erie County Visiting Erie County Growing your business in Erie County State and regional municipalities

Majority Leader Lorigo sponsors law in support of exemption for Cold War veterans


Speak out against proposed changes to state law that would hurt the craft brewing industry and small businesses
We continue to work to improve county government and protect the interests of taxpayers
Proud to support additional funding for roads and infrastructure this year
Lorigo announces further work can be expected on Bullis Road in the Towns of Elma and Marilla
Mill and overlay operations on Bullis Road and repaving of the Rice Road and Girdle Road entrance to Elma Meadows Park

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo has submitted a law that protects Erie County Cold War veterans’ property tax exemption.


“This action ensures that veterans who served during the Cold War remain eligible for a tax exemption already granted to them. The terms of a previous law granting the exemption were set to expire, which would have negatively impacted many local veterans who made sacrifices for our country. This law that I introduced will protect that exemption. This is a no brainer and I expect this action will move through the process and be approved without delay,” said Majority Leader Lorigo. 


In 2007, New York State authorized counties to allow veterans of the Cold War to claim an exemption on their property taxes but only for a period of 10 years. This past summer, Senator Patrick Gallivan, sponsored a state law authorizing counties to allow the exemption to be made permanent for the veteran.


For additional information, please call Legislator Lorigo at 858-8922 or email