10-4-13. Educational institution property exempt--Exceptions. All property owned by any educational institution in this state as a school which is accredited or approved as a school by the accreditation division within the Department of Education, by the board of regents or by a nationally recognized accreditation service is exempt from taxation. However, if any such property consists of agricultural land or improved or unimproved municipal property not occupied by a certified teacher or directly used in carrying out the primary object of the educational institution owning the same, it shall be taxed the same as other property of the same class is taxed. However, if any such educational institution is operated for profit, this exemption applies only to that portion of property which is used exclusively for student housing, student and administrative parking and instructional or administrative purposes.
Source: SDC 1939, § 57.0311(2); SL 1967, ch 317; SL 1986, ch 83, § 8; SL 1989, ch 84; SL 1991, ch 78; SL 2003, ch 272 (Ex. Ord. 03-1), § 63; SL 2018, ch 58, § 1.
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